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Handling Baking & Grilling Problems - Electrolux Mercury 4U600 User's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Handling baking & grilling problems
PRoBLeM
Uneven cooking:
Baked products too brown on top:
Baked products too brown on bottom:
Cakes have a cracked, thick crust:
Baked products are pale, flat and
undercooked
Cakes fallen in the centre:
Roast meat & potatoes not browning
in fan oven:
Juices running out of meat:
Grilled meats overcooked on outside
& raw in the centre:
Grilled chops & steaks buckling:
handling baking & grilling problems
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CAUses
• Incorrect shelf position.
• oven tray too large.
• trays not centralised.
• food has not been rotated.
• oven not preheated.
• Aluminium foil in oven.
• Baking tins too large for the recipe.
• Baking tins not evenly spaced.
• Products not evenly sized or spaced
on trays.
• Baking temperature too high.
• food too high in oven.
• Baking tins too large for the recipe.
• Baking tins are dark metal or glass.
• food too low in the oven.
• oven door opened too frequently
during baking.
• Baking temperature too high.
• Baking temperature too high.
• food to high in oven.
• Cake batter over mixed.
• Pan too deep.
• Baking pans dark.
• Baking temperature too high.
• food too low in the oven
• Baking time too short.
• Incorrect tin size.
• Baking temperature too high.
• Baking time too short.
• Proportions of ingredients incorrect
in the recipe.
• opening door too early in baking.
• Poor hot air circulation
ReMedIes
- select shelf that puts food in the centre
of the oven.
- experiment with other trays or dishes.
- Centre trays.
- Rotate food during cooking.
- Preheat until the oven indicator lamp
goes off.
- Remove foil.
- Use correct size tins.
- stagger baking tins at least 3cm between
tins and the oven walls.
- Make into same size and shape, & spread
evenly over trays.
- Lower the temperature.
- Cook on shelf lower.
- Use correct size tins.
- Change to shiny, light tins or lower the
temperature by 10oC.
- Cook one shelf higher.
- don't open the oven door until at least
half the cooking time has passed.
- Lower the temperature.
- Lower the temperature.
- Cook one shelf lower.
- Mix just long enough to combine
ingredients.
- Check size of pan and use
recommended size.
- Change to shiny pans.
- Lower the temperature.
- Cook one shelf higher.
- Increase cooking time.
- Use correct size tin.
- Lower the temperature.
- Increase cooking time.
- Check recipe.
- do not open the door until the last
quarter of cooking time.
- elevate food onto a rack to allow air
circulation.
- do not pierce meat with fork.
- turn with tongs.
- Grill at lower shelf position.
- Cut fat with knife towards the meat.

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