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Uneven Cooking Propane Oven

sharon08742 | Jan 3, 2010 09:56 AM

Just moved into a new house with a propane range/oven.
I seem to be having a strange problem in that whenever I cook any kind of substantial meat/roast it takes twice as long as it should.
(20 lb Thanksgiving turkey took 6 hours!)
No problems, though, cooking/baking any other foods. All my Christmas cookies came out fine...spot on as far as timing...if the recipe called for 10 minute baking time, they were baked perfectly in 10 minutes.
Same thing with other foods: casseroles, potatoes, etc. Everything except meats cook fine!
Yesterday I tried to cook a pork roast that should have taken 2 hours. After 1.5 hours the internal temperature of the roast was only about 120! I've tested with an oven thermometer and the temperature is accurate...even after an hour.
Is propane the problem? Although I am not at all new to cooking, I've never cooked with propane before. Isn't heat...heat? No matter the source?
Thanks in advance for any input.

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