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How to check oven thermometer accuracy?

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How to check oven thermometer accuracy?

fldhkybnva | Mar 12, 2013 10:50 AM

I have a suspicion that oven is inaccurate and have an in-oven thermometer which reads the same as the temperature set on the oven dial, however how do I know if this itself is accurate? What is the best place to put it?

Initially I placed it at the edge of the middle rack so that it would not interfere with pans which were put on the rack itself but in that position I noticed that it was always reading very high and realized that it was directly over the slit on the side where the heat comes through so I moved it as close to the middle as I could without obstructing the area on the rack itself and so now it reads the same as the dial but everything seems to take forever to cook or at least longer than I expect.

Any tips?

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