Oven or the thermometer on the blink?
I've suspected for awhile that my oven doesn't keep even temps. So, I bought a thermometer and after awhile, it would get to the right temp, but I never checked it much. But cakes tend to take longer than they should, but not ALWAYS and things like chicken and turkey baking is very erratic, but I can't "catch" it being erratic.
Right now I have my oven set to 500 degrees and the thermometer on the stone in the middle of the oven is reading just over 450 (and the oven has been at 500 for 15 minutes. When I had it set at 450 it was registering closer to the door at 350, so I moved the thermometer.
How do I know which is not working properly? How weird is it to buy a second thermometer to check it's accuracy? and is there a way to adjust/fine tune an oven's temp? We inherited this stove with the house, so I don't have a manual. It's no more than 7 years old.
I'm going to check the temp again, right now... 460.