I prepared two cakes and both were not baked all the way through. I preheated the oven to 350 and it beeped indicating that it was preheated. But after adding additional time of 10 minutes the cakes were not baked all the way through. The second time the cakes did not rise and appeared to be cooking slowly, but when tested were not cooked all the way through. Does this sound like the heating element needs to be replace? The oven is a GE Spectra and is probably 7 years old.
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Re: items are not baked all the way through
Put a thermometer in the oven to see how the temp is vs what you set it at. If temp is off by more than 25 degrees replace the oven sensor. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks
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Makes 20 cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg (optional)
dash of ginger (optional)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non stick spray.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, salt, baking powder and in a bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Gently stir in oats until well blended.
Shape dough into rounded golfball-sized balls (about 2 Tbsp. each). Place on prepared baking sheet . Flatten with the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in sugar.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.
Because your oven gets too hot on the bottom part. Use a rack to position your cake in the centre of the oven or - if the bottom of the cake still burns - insert a baking tray between the bottom of the oven and the rack on which you bake the cake on.
Just about any gas grill can be used like an oven. In fact, just about any thing you bake in an oven can be baked on a gas grill using the indirect cooking method.
All you have to do, is preheat the outer burners (one on the right and one on the left). That's assuming you have a 3 or more burner gas grill. to the proper temperature that your recipe calls for. When I say, "preheat", I mean with the grill hood closed. This may take a little longer than what your kitchen oven would. In the meantime, prepare the cake batter according to the recipe's instructions. Once the grill has been heated to the proper temperature. place the cake pans in the middle section of the grill, close the hood and bake the length of time required in your recipe.
Try no to peek to much, as each time you open the grill's hood, you'll lose as much as 20 degrees in temperature. Use time and your nose to determine if the cake layers are done.
All of the above is based on using the grill you listed above. Coleman LG20510E
If you are monitoring the oven temperature with an analog style thermometer you may actually be ok, but seeing the thermometers slow reaction time.
Some newer ovens actually do pre-heat beep prior to reaching temp in an effort to conserve eelectricity.
A good home test is to try your oven at several different temps to see if there is any variation in internal temperature. Try it one day on 300, the next at 375 and another day at 450. Give your analog style thermometer time to catch up (usually just about 15 min) and leave it on for a half an hour to see if the temp maintains.
Also Beware of aluminum foil AND THE NEW OVEN LINER MATS as they can alter oven performance bay absorbing and blocking the ovens natural heat radiation and convection air flow currents that happen in all ovens, not just convection models.
Another interesting fact is that older ovens used a thermostat in them that operated much like your thermometer and was very slow to react making the oven typically about 100 degrees hotter than where the customer set it. This was just a fact of life before the advent of electronic temperature management and became noticeable when people began trying to bake older "hand me down" recipes in the newer ovens with less than stellar results.
You can mimic the older oven performance by preheating the oven about a hundred degrees higher than called for and after it reaches temp, re-set it to the correct temperature and put the items in right away.
If you find your temperatures fluctuating ask your servicer to replace first the temp sensor and as a last resort the control board as this part is usually pretty expensive.
Good Luck with this!
Always preheat your oven and let it cycle at least 2 times. Your unit may show 350 but the manufactures know that it is not 350. When it registers preheated, it really means that it is at an acceptable temperature to start cooking. If you think that it may not be calibrated correctly, your owner's manual will have instructions on how to recalibrate your oven. You will be able to raise or lower the temperature by + 25 degrees or - 25 degrees. As far as the gas smell, you will from time to time smell a gas smell with a gas oven especially if you are right at it when it ignites. If you are smelling gas when it is not in use then you should be extremely concerned.
hummmm this sounds similar to what is happening to me. I am praying someone will have a solution, I don't want to have to explain to my daughter who is going to be 4 tomorrow, why I can't bake her cake.
Cold Stove, you may not be able to. The issue here is that oven manufactures put on their units a fast preheat. However it isn't possible to preheat an oven for 7 to 9 minutes and bake short time bake items properly. Also the oven sensor will respond faster than the absorbation rate of the sheet metal in the oven liner. To preheat an oven properly takes 15 to 20 minutes before putting in the food. I see this will a lot of current ovens. Sounds like a normal format of the control.
I have just checked the baking guide in the manual and have found that it may not be us after all. (Maybe this is why they telll us to read the whole manual. Well, I never have) According to the cooking time for Baking, the range is very extensive. For example, an angel cake at 350 could take from 28-50 minutes, buscuits at 375-400 could take 8-16 minutes, layer cakes at 350-375 could take 25-40 minutes, pound cakes at 325-350 could take 45-70 minutes and fresh pies at 400-450 could take 35-60 minutes. Basically, the baking directions on the box means absolutely nothing to use Amana oven owners. We have no choice but to cook our food or baked goods until they are cooked, whenever that may be. :) Linda