How Do Oven Thermometers Help you Bake and Roast Better?
Have you ever noticed that your current oven seems to heat differently than the last oven you had, or that different spots in the oven seem to have their own temperature zone? For example, do your cookies bake more quickly on the bottom rack, and does one side brown more quickly than the other? According to testing done by Cook’s Illustrated magazine, ovens set to the same temperature may vary by as much as 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in their actual temperature.
To use an oven thermometer efficiently, set it on the same shelf as the food you are cooking. Allow the oven to preheat, and then check the oven thermometer. Adjust the oven dial up or down to achieve the correct heat setting.
AcuRite oven thermometers feature large, easy-to-read dials with ranges for warming, baking or roasting, and broiling. They have an integrated hanger for easy mounting or can stand upright on their base. Stainless steel construction and a protective glass lens add to durability and easy cleaning. You can use these thermometers in a barbecue grill as well. Be sure to remove from the oven before using the self-cleaning cycle.