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Where in the oven do you install an oven thermometer?

loriirol | Nov 30, 200902:30 PM

Hi! I'd like to install an oven thermometer into my oven, but I do not know where the best place to put it is. I bought an OXO Soft Works oven thermometer that clips between 2 grates. Which rack? Center or does it matter? Towards the door or in the back of the oven? Should I just move it around every time I cook for the next couple of weeks and take an average?

The main issue I have with my oven is that the far left corner seems to get hotter than the rest of my gas oven. I recently burnt sliced potatoes in the far left corner and had not quite raw ones in the front right. Sounds crazy, right? If I rotate the trays it seems to be okay. I'm trying to avoid spending money on the repair man, but is this something I need to address sooner than later?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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