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Un even cooking model #790.92314301

My wife thinks it takes things longer to cook in the oven then it should, cakes don't come out properly baked. She feels it needs some type of calibration ??? Any help....

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  • mlmclean Nov 22, 2008

    and tried this...turns out my oven is low by about 50 degrees! now what?

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Generally, most units are properly calibrated at the factory.  Get an oven thermometer for a few dollars at Ace and place it in the oven and run it at a particular temperature...say 350.  If the thermometer is off more than about 15 degrees after warm up and stabilization...another 10 minutes, most manuals have a way of altering the thermostat settings to compensate.  

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