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Broiling do you leave the oven door half open or closed when broiling

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Broiling in a recently manufactured electric oven is practically impossible, because the heat element turns itself off. So you must close the door and end up baking, In despair, I now broil meat in a small toaster oven that leaves the Infrared heating element on when the door is cracked open. The meat tastes much better than it does when cooked in my fancy wall oven. The only alternatives that are to use a gas oven or to barbecue the meat. It is very clear to me that electric oven designers and engineers, (especially for the fancier ones) never cook themselves. They probably can afford to go into expensive restaurants, where the French chef cooks meat with an open-door oven or a grill. :-(

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It really doesnt matter because the heat transfers directly onto the food therefore you can leave the door open or shut.

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