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Do You Have an Oven Thermometer?

While I might be a late-night baker, I have never trusted the temperature of ovens. Instead I rely on a trusty oven thermometer. My somewhat new oven is about 25 degrees cooler than what the knob says, so with my thermometer, I can adjust the temperature and cook time correctly. With Fall in full swing and baking on the brain, I'm wondering, do you use one?

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mek123 mek123 7 years
I had one that got lost in the move many years ago and now the oven is not cooking properly, time to invest in a new one.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Mine isn't just for the oven; I have an IR thermometer that you just aim at anything and it tells you how hot it is (well, up to about 900 degrees). So when I'm baking/cooking, I aim it at the oven and it tells me how hot it is inside.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
I've never had one - I'm pretty good at eyeballing when things are ready and don't even use a timer every time I bake.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Yes, we have one. We don't use it, since we have never had any issues with over-cooking or burning. Maybe we should.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I had one at our old house. They temperature dial was upside down for some reason so if i wanted to know the temperature i had to use the thermometer
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I'm waiting until I get a chance to bake to get a thermometer. I don't have too much cash at hand right now for all my apt improvements.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I bought one years ago when I was making tater tots in one of my many crappy apartment ovens. Figured that when the smoke detector went off after only a few minutes in the oven that it was just a wee bit hot. It's nice to have, for sure!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
Yup we use one. Our oven is always about 15 degrees warmer then it says
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Yes I do, and it's my oven despite the fact that the oven is brand new and thus far has been very accurate.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
The oven at my parents vacation house is totally out of wack. I've been telling my dad we need to get a thermometer for months. He only realized it recently when we accidentally burnt sweet potato fries.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
yes but it's on the fritz so i just purchased a new one. hope it works! our oven doesn't tell you the temperature so i dont have a choice
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