How do you make sure your gas oven is set to the right temperature?
So, you were baking cookies and almost broke a tooth biting into them? Your cake came out dry and flat? It probably means that the temperature adjustment on your gas oven is not set properly. In this article, we are providing you with a surprisingly easy way to adjust your oven to make sure your gas oven is set to the right temperature.
First, you will need to run a simple test on your oven to find out if the temperature it displays is accurate. To perform this, you will need an oven thermometer (available at most grocery stores). They go for around 10$. Place this thermometer on the rack in the center of your oven, also making sure to follow instructions provided with the device.
Set the temperature for 350 degrees. Once the oven reaches the correct temperature, let it run for 15 minutes and check the temperature displayed on your thermometer. Then, let your oven run for another 5 minutes and check again. Repeat the process and check it a third time five minutes later. If the average temperature is between 340 and 360, your oven temperature is correct.
If the temperature is outside of that interval, you will need to adjust the temperature by going behind your oven. Pull firmly to pop the knob out. You should then see two screws holding the degree markings in place. Take a look to see where the gauge currently points. Loosen the screws to reposition the numbers to match the temperature in the oven. Tighten the screws again and then replace the knob on the oven. Perform another test.
If performing this check-up has not solved your issue, call us at Sarah’s Appliance Repair at 505-835-1927 or text us at 505-388-0900 to schedule services for your gas oven. We are also happy to help with any other issues you may be experiencing with other home appliances!
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