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Oven Baking - Kenmore 790. 9802 series Use & Care Manual

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Setting Oven Controls

Oven Baking

For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies or pastries, etc. 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 appliance.
If you feel your oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust its temperature. Refer to the "Adjusting Oven Temperature" sec-
tion.
Baking
Problems
Cookies and
biscuits burn on
the bottom.
Cakes too dark on
top or bottom.
Cakes not done in
the center.
Cakes not level.
Foods not done
when cooking
time is up.
Baking Problems and Solutions Chart
Causes
• Cookies and biscuits put
into the oven before the
preheating time is completed.
• Oven rack overcrowded.
• Dark pan absorbs heat too
fast.
• Cakes put into the oven
before preheating time is
completed.
• Rack position too high or low.
• Oven too hot.
• Oven too hot.
• Incorrect pan size.
• Pan not centered in oven.
• Range 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 the selected temperature
before placing food in oven.
• Choose pan sizes that will permit 2" (5.1 cm) to 4"
(10.2 cm) of air space on all sides when placed in
the oven.
• Use a medium-weight aluminum 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/12°C lower than
recommended.
• Set oven temperature 25°F/12°C lower than
recommended.
• Use pan size suggested in recipe.
• Use proper rack position and place pan so there is
2" (5.1 cm) to 4" (10.2 cm) of space on all sides of
pan.
• 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 range.
• Be sure to allow 2" (5.1 cm) to 4" (10.2 cm) 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/12°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.
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