It seems to take an extraordinary amount of time - 20-30 minutes for the oven to preheat and then it sems to be cooking at a lower temperature than the setting. We are near sea level, but following cooking time directions results in undercooked dishes. The oven is about seven years old and was in the house when we bought it.
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Re: Lengthy preheat time
Hello. I am a Viking factory trained tech. and that is actually a normal preheat time.
Now if it undercooks that is another problem.
You may need your thermostat calibrated or replaced. If you think you are up to calibrating it yourself let me know. If it is the kind that doesn't have any white silicone in the center of the knob stem then it is quit a pain in the neck, but if it does have the silcone then it is a lot easier.
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I know from your post that your Frigidaire oven is working but the preheat takes 30 minutes. This does sound like lengthy amount of time for preheat to be completed. From what you are describing it could be an issue with the panel, element, or thermostat. Since it could be anyone of these underlying issues I would recommend having a professional come out to diagnose your refrigerator to determine the root cause to reduce the risk of unnecessary parts.-Matt
Well, your temp seems about right, but you may need to experiment. A good thermometer helps in gauging temp, ovens are notoriously inaccurate. All oven are different, but it is usually recommended to go down 25 (15C) degrees from the recipe if you use convection. The type of pan you use has an effect. Glass needs to be 25 degrees less, and nonstick/dark pans brown faster than the insulated type. Make sure that you fully preheat as well, or the bottom may burn. Other than that, convection cook times are less if the bake time exceeds 15 or 20 minutes. Thanks for your question, sorry I can't give a more precise recommendation.
To preheat oven just select the temp you intend to cook at and wait until the red light goes out,it is then preheated
Then you can put your food in and carrying on cooking.
Yes you do put it on fan symbol, but make sure it is on the right one , as some ovens have fan only as well as fan and heat.
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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.
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