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hammoncm

Nov 3, 2009, 12:19 PM

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gas mark conversion for a Mexican oven

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Can anyone give me the gas mark conversion for a Mexican oven ?...the European chart has more marks and doesn't seem to coincide so please don't direct me to that. I have searched everywhere and the best response I have gotten is " get an oven thermometer"



Rolly


Nov 3, 2009, 12:24 PM

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Re: [hammoncm] gas mark conversion for a Mexican oven

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With an oven thermometer (which one should always have on hand), you can calibrate the marks to march your oven exactly.

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esperanza

Nov 3, 2009, 12:39 PM

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Re: [Rolly] gas mark conversion for a Mexican oven

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Here's a good conversion website: http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/kitchen/oventemp.htm. Print the table and put it near your stove till you can automatically do the conversions in your mind.

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Gringal

Nov 3, 2009, 1:10 PM

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Re: [hammoncm] gas mark conversion for a Mexican oven

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I remodeled my ancient kitchen and indulged in a pricey GE Profile oven. Oh, goodie, and after no less than three repairs, it sort of works. "Sort of", meaning that the alleged oven temp is 30 degrees higher than the oven thermometer I put on the shelf to check it. Then, there is the altitude factor added in. I am at nearly 5000 ft.

So yes, get your conversion chart, but by all means put an oven thermometer in there to verify the temperature.


tashby


Nov 3, 2009, 1:13 PM

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I have two oven thermometers in my oven, so you're welcome to one of them if you live nearby. In fact, you can have the entire oven.


La Isla


Nov 3, 2009, 1:48 PM

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I have been lucky with my small, not too old oven. The owner of the apartment (also a good friend) told me when I moved in that it had never been used for baking, just for storing the pots and pans the place is supplied with. So when I decided to make some banana bread a couple of months ago, I was a bit concerned. Luckily the recipe I used gave the oven temperatures in both Farenheit and Celsius, so that wasn't a problem. And the altitude didn't really affect the baking time either. Both times I made banana bread with blueberries, the results were scrumptious!


yucatandreamer


Nov 3, 2009, 2:04 PM

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Since I can't find my oven thermometer and recently bought a new Mabe stove, I will give you the conversion that came with the appliance(so far we haven't burned anything and I did bake some cookies in it ) 5-145C/293F, 4-230C/446F, 3-200C/392F, 2-160C/320F, 1-145C/293F. Basically we put it at a little before 3 to approximate 350F-375F for most things and slightly above 4 for things like oven fries.
 
 
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