How long to preheat?
I have not been baking much recently. We have spent the last 4 months renovating a farmhouse, putting in a garden, etc. So not much baking. But I have a couple times. I have a new propane range. Nothing fancy. Just a plain old stove. When you set the oven for a temp the oven goes into preheat for a certain amount of time. But not long enough to actually get the oven to the correct temp. I have an oven thermometer and have been watching it. But I was wondering how long most people let their oven preheat when you are baking hearth breads at say 450? The range I bought was very inexpensive. So I am wondering if it doesn't retain heat well. It just doesn't bake as well as my gas range at my other house. Any ideas?