You don't always have to preheat the oven.
Avoiding a few mistakes will save you money.
For many recipes, consumers are advised to
If you make
, you can
- 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”
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
in the cold
One quickly asks oneself:
make sense at all or does it just consume
Because in the end it is finished baked.
Setting on the oven
Horizontal line in the upper part of the square
Horizontal line in the lower part
Horizontal line above and below
Horizontal line above and below with fan
Jagged line or triangles at the top of the square
Preheating the oven: You can save energy and money with these tricks
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
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
specified on the packaging
and the user knows exactly when the dish is ready.
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
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Preheating the oven: Avoid heat shock - this is how the Christmas cookies are made
Energy can also be saved if all
removed from the
Otherwise they will only be heated up unnecessarily.
can also fail on a baking sheet that is too hot because the temperature difference between the
which is at room temperature
hot sheet, is too
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.
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
preheating the oven
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.
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