Figuring out my Oven

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  1. Specialk3749 profile image60
    Specialk3749posted 9 years ago

    What is the difference between using the pre-heat button on my oven or just turning the bake onto the degree I want and waiting for it to heat to that temperature?

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      rednckwmnposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wierd. is it electric?

      1. Specialk3749 profile image60
        Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it is electric.  I just can't seem to figure out what the difference is, if any.

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          rednckwmnposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          well, if a timer sounds when it reaches the temp. either way, i would guess no difference. i never had an electric oven with preheat setting....

          1. Specialk3749 profile image60
            Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            This is a brand new convectional oven. I have had it several months, but I am still trying to figure out all the fancy things about it.  lol

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Maybe the light or buzzer that tells you it is ready is a clue?

    1. Specialk3749 profile image60
      Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The buzzer beeps for both settings.

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Imagine that! hmmm don't know what else to say. I am speechless. Uncommon occurrence it is too.

  4. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago
    1. Specialk3749 profile image60
      Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  Yes, it did help.  Didn't exactly answer the question, but brought up some good ideas.

  5. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    My answer would be....who cares? If they both work for ya, pick one and go for it!

    1. Specialk3749 profile image60
      Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter thought that maybe the preheat section saved more electricity?  If it did I would choose that one, but I always forget that it is there...never had one before.

  6. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    Its probably a time saving feature, it preheats to temp quicker by using more heat than you would get by simply turning it to your desired temp normally.

    Its probably the opposite of an energy saving feature.


    I usually turn my oven to 500, if i want to use it quickly for something that bakes to 350 (I have an extra internal therm), I bet the feature replicates a similar process

    1. Specialk3749 profile image60
      Specialk3749posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I thought about testing it with an oven temp and a timer just to see if my daughters theory is correct.

  7. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 9 years ago

    This link explains what the purpose of Pre-Heating is used for in your oven. I always use the pre-heat, but found this article very interesting.
    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question228.htm

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, that article doesnt answer the question

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        This article explains what pre-heat is and why it is used.

        As far as using pre-heat or waiting for the oven to heat up without using the pre-heat setting.....I have never noticed a time difference.
        The buzzer lets you know when you can put the food in the oven at the best heating time. If you wait longer than the necessary time for the oven to reach the desired degree then you are wasting electricity.

        1. sunforged profile image72
          sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol, no the article states

          "here would be little or no infrared radiation to brown or char the top of the cake.

          This, by the way, is why you pre-heat an oven"

          It describes the action, pre-heat, it does not relate to the difference between the feature or setting Pre-Heat and the act of waiting for an oven to reach a certain temperature before placing an item in it

          1. Michael Willis profile image77
            Michael Willisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            That is why I explained it with my next response. The pre-heat setting lets you know the oven is ready for maximum result at the time you place the food inside. The only savings I have seen from reading and experience of using the pre-heat setting is the money I would save by not waiting 10 minutes to place food in oven when the pre-heat setting/buzzer lets me know I can put the food in the oven at 5 minutes.

            And the higher degree you set the oven temp, the more electricity you will use.

 
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