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Oven: These mistakes quickly become expensive - this is how you can avoid them

2021-03-02T15:29:19.730Z

You don't always have to preheat the oven. Avoiding a few mistakes will save you money.



You don't always have to preheat the oven.

Avoiding a few mistakes will save you money.

  • For many recipes, consumers are advised to

    preheat

    the

    oven

    .

  • If you make

    mistakes

    , you can

    quickly

    waste

    electricity

    while

    baking

    - that costs money.

  • Tips and tricks on

    where preheating is worthwhile and where not.

Offenbach - In many recipes in the cookbook or on the Internet, but also on the packs of frozen products, the note

“preheat the oven”

can

always

be found.

Sounds simple at first, but there are a few things to consider when preheating the oven in order to get the perfect result.

If you are stressed or simply too impatient and hungry, you

can simply put

the frozen

pizza

in the cold

oven

.

One quickly asks oneself:

does

preheating

make sense at all or does it just consume

electricity

unnecessarily

?

Because in the end it is finished baked.

Setting on the oven

symbol

Top heat

Horizontal line in the upper part of the square

Bottom heat

Horizontal line in the lower part

Two-sided heat

Horizontal line above and below

circulating air

Horizontal line above and below with fan

grill

Jagged line or triangles at the top of the square

Preheating the oven: You can save energy and money with these tricks

In general,

preheating the oven

is particularly useful for dishes that only stay in the oven for a short time at a high temperature, such as a soufflé or fish and meat.

Companies often use the instructions for preheating because the

ovens

warm up at different rates.

The ambient temperature also influences how quickly it heats up.

However, once the oven is brought up to temperature and the dish is only then pushed in, a

specific time

can be

specified on the packaging

and the user knows exactly when the dish is ready.

The

oven

does not necessarily have to be preheated for

cakes, bread or frozen food, where a crust forms relatively late

.

This is a quick way to save

energy and money

.

Even the federal government recommends that preheating “is normally not necessary” for newer ovens.

With circulating air, it is also possible to set the baking temperature 20 to 30 degrees lower.

"Circulating air is therefore more efficient than top and bottom heat."

+

Expensive oven mistakes: How to avoid them and save money

© Andrea Warnecke / dpa

Preheating the oven: Avoid heat shock - this is how the Christmas cookies are made

Energy can also be saved if all

trays are

removed from the

oven

before

preheating

.

Otherwise they will only be heated up unnecessarily.

Tender

baked goods

can also fail on a baking sheet that is too hot because the temperature difference between the

dough,

which is at room temperature

and the

red-

hot sheet, is too

great

.

There is a kind of heat shock.

The baked goods quickly become hard or tough, frozen pizzas too dry.

When baking cookies, work with several trays so that they can cool down after each baking.

Just using a tray and letting it cool down doesn't make much sense.

The

oven

runs empty and uses unnecessary energy.

This is how long the oven takes to preheat - in contrast to a gas stove

If no temperature is

specified

when

preheating the oven

, a

rule of thumb

can be relied on relatively well

.

Electric ovens typically take 15 minutes.

It is therefore advisable to switch the oven on at the beginning or during preparation.

With gas stoves, the required temperature is reached more quickly.

(Svenja Wallocha)

List of rubric lists: © Andrea Warnecke / dpa

Source: merkur

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