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Old 08-11-2014, 03:02 AM
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Default Lack of thermometer

Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
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Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
The ancient Romans cooked for thousands of years without thermometers. One method they used was to place a fist into the centre of the oven and count how long you can hold it there. Eg 2 secs = baking or roasting temp. The semolina test on the floor is another good one. Cast a little into the centre and it should go black in 3 secs for correct pizza temp.
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