Before You Call; Oven Baking - Frigidaire 139900900 Use & Care Manual

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Oven Baking

For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies, pastries, et cetera. There is no
need to preheat the oven for roasting meat or baking casseroles.
The cooking times and temperatures needed to bake a product may vary slightly from your previously owned appli-
ance.
Baking Problems
Cookies and biscuits burn
on the bottom.
Cakes too dark on top or
bottom
Cakes not done in center •
Cakes not level.
Foods not done when
cooking time is over.
Baking Problems and Solutions
Causes
Cookies and biscuits put
into oven before preheating
time is completed.
Oven rack is overcrowded.
Dark pans absorbs heat too
fast.
Cakes put in oven before
preheating time is
completed.
Rack position too high or
too low, and oven too hot.
Oven too hot.
Incorrect pan size.
Pan not centered in oven.
Glass cookware slow heat
conductor.
Oven not level.
Pan too close to oven wall
or rack overcrowded.
Pan warped.
Oven too cool.
Oven overcrowded.
Oven door opened too
frequently.
Corrections
Allow oven to preheat to desired temperature before
placing food in oven.
Choose pan sizes that will permit 2" to 4" of air space
(5.1 cm o 10.2 cm) on all sides when placed in the
oven.
Use a medium weight baking sheet.
Allow oven to preheat to the selected temperature
before placing food in the oven.
Use proper rack position for baking needs.
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recom-
mended.
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recom-
mended.
Use pan size suggested in recipe.
Use proper rack position and place pan so there is 5.1
cm to 10.2 cm (2" to 4") of space on all sides of pan.
Reduce temperature and increase cook time or use
shiny bakeware.
Place a marked glass measuring cup filled with water
on the center of the oven rack. If the water level is
uneven, refer to the installation instructions for leveling
the oven.
Be sure to allow 5.1 cm to 10.2 cm (2" to 4") of
clearance on all sides of each pan in the oven.
Do not use pans that are dented or warped.
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) higher than
suggested and bake for the recommended time.
Be sure to remove all pans from the oven except the
ones to be used for baking. Open oven door only after
shortest recommended baking time.
Make sure to allow 2" to 4" of clearance between all
pans and racks, allowing for even air flow.

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