Christmas Day is just around the corner, and your oven will be used for turkey, pies, rolls, yams, green bean casserole…the…
If you’ve had trouble getting your baked goods or roasted meats to turn out according to the recipe, it could be that your oven accuracy is off. A good cook should know their oven well. Are the settings accurate? How stable is the oven after it gets to your setting?
Over time, with continued use, as a result of drops and other kitchen mishaps a thermometer can become less accurate and require recalibration to determine how far off the mark it really is.
The easiest way to test the accuracy of any thermometer is in a properly made ice bath. If you do this carefully, your ice bath will be 32.0°F within ±0.1°F.
Boiling point calibration tests are tricker than ice bath tests and are unnecessary if an ice bath test proves conclusive. Water boils at 212°F at sea level, but only at sea level. Changes in atmospheric pressure at elevations above or below sea level alter the temperature at which water boils.
Learn the five secrets and you will understand ice baths like never before.