How to Make Sure your Gas Oven has The Right Temperature

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Appliance Repair in Idaho Falls

There is nothing more frustrating than slaving over baked goods and finding that you almost broke a tooth biting into your cookie or that your cake came out dry and flat. The most likely explanation is not that you are a poor cook, but that your temperature adjustment on your gas oven is not set properly. Sarah’s Appliance, an appliance repair specialist in Idaho Falls, is providing you with a surprisingly easy way to adjust the temperature of your oven if you happen to have lost your User Manual.

First, you need to run a simple test on your oven to find out if the temperature it displays is accurate. In order to perform this, you need an oven thermometer (available at most grocery stores). Place this thermometer on the rack in the center of your even, making sure to follow instructions provided with the device.

Set the oven temperature for 350 degrees and allow the oven to reach the correct temperature. Once the oven does so, let it run for 15 minutes and check the temperature displayed on your thermometer. Continue to let your oven run for another 5 minutes and check again. Repeat the process and check it for a third time five minutes later. If the average temperature is between 340 and 360 degrees, your oven temperature is correct.

If it happens that your temperature is outside of that interval, you will need to adjust the temperature. Go behind your oven and pull firmly to pop the knob out. Two screws will be holding the degree markings in place. Take a look to see where the gauge currently points. Loosen the screws and change the numbers to match the temperature of the oven. Tighten the screws and replace the knob on the oven. Perform another test.

If performing this check-up has not solved the issue, contact Sarah’s Appliance Repair to get your gas oven serviced in Idaho Falls or the surrounding areas. 

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