How not to use the oven: main mistakes during cooking
Baking is the perfect solution if you want to prepare really tasty and healthy meals or enjoy homemade cakes, croissants or other desserts. But you will succeed only if you use the oven properly.
The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what you need to pay attention to when cooking in the oven. There are mistakes that many people make.
Placing the rack incorrectly
The rack is mobile for a reason. It can be placed at different levels. This greatly affects the taste and appearance of the dish. And the temperature is most evenly distributed at the middle level. If you put the rack too high, the dish will be overcooked on top and raw inside. If you put it too low, the dish will start to burn. You can use different levels to achieve a crust only occasionally.
Ignoring the "convection" function
All modern ovens have this function. But very often housewives forget about it in vain. The fact is that there is a ventilation exhaust system. Therefore, this function will evenly distribute the temperature and make your baked goods crispy. Using this function, you can cook at a low temperature and for a shorter time.
Ignoring the color of the cookware
The baking time depends on the color of the cookware as well. If we talk about dark cookware, it heats up faster in the oven. Then it retains heat for a long time. And if you want a crust, use a cast iron pan. Transparent and light-colored bakeware are suitable for desserts that have a delicate texture.
The door gasket is a vulnerable place in the oven. This greatly affects the quality of the food, as the set temperature is reduced. At the same time, the inner wall becomes covered with moisture. Therefore, it is very important to replace the gasket in time.
Foil is used to combat food residues and dirt. It is simply placed on the bottom of the oven. But this is a gross mistake. Foil tends to create reflections. It not only blocks heat but also blocks airflow. As a result, food is not cooked evenly. In addition, foil can melt on a hot surface, which will lead to rapid wear and equipment malfunction. And if the foil blocks the airflow, you can even get poisoned by carbon monoxide.
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