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Oven Baking; Before You Call - Frigidaire FGES3065PFB 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
Baking Problems and Solutions
Causes
Corrections
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.
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
Allow oven to preheat
before placing food in
baking sheet.
to the selected temperature
the oven.
Use proper rack position for baking needs.
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recom-
mended.
Cakes not done in center
Oven too hot.
Incorrect pan size.
Pan not centered in oven.
Glass cookware slow heat
conductor.
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.
Cakes not level.
Oven not level.
Pan too close to oven wall
or rack overcrowded.
Pan warped.
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.
Foods not done when
cooking time is over.
Oven too cool.
Oven overcrowded.
Oven door opened too
frequently.
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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