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How hot can I run a domestic electric oven?

April 30, 2009 - 5:09am -- Slaquer

I garbage-picked an old 30" westinghouse electric range.  It appears to have 31/2" or 4" of insulation on all sides of the oven.  I'm impressed.  I wonder what temp it could achieve.  I'm only looking for 750F or maybe 800F-- pizza temp.  The temp of the external sheet metal is likely to be a limiting factor, but that could be further insulated.The wiring could stink or fry, but a wiring upgrade wouldn't be too hard.

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