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-
Cookies and biscuits burn •
on the bottom.
Cakes too dark on top or
Baking Problems and Solutions
Cookies and biscuits put
into oven before preheating
time is completed.
Oven rack is overcrowded.
Dark pans absorbs heat too
Cakes put in oven before
preheating time is
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
Use a medium weight
Allow oven to preheat
before placing food in
to the selected temperature
Use proper rack position for baking needs.
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recom-
Cakes not done in center
Oven too hot.
Incorrect pan size.
Pan not centered in oven.
Glass cookware slow heat
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C)lower
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
Cakes not level.
Oven not level.
Pan too close to oven wall
or rack overcrowded.
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
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 door opened too
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.