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Oven temperature heat loss

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Rupert's picture
Rupert

Oven temperature heat loss

Let's say that I pre heat the oven to, say, 240c before putting in the dough.

I then open the oven and lose about 20 - 30 degrees so the dough's going in at a far lower temperature than recommended.

Would it be advisable to pre heat to 260c to compensate for the heat loss? 

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MTK

I think you're right. I always preheat my oven to the highest temperature(about 270C).

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henkverhaar

Yes. However if you use (heavy) baking stones, the heat stored in them should 'compensate' for that loss...