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Oven Calibration

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Those of you spending all this time, money and energy on Thanksgiving would do well to by a cheap oven thermometer and find out Wednesday what the temperature your oven REALLY is when you turn that dial to 350. Emjoy your food and your family.

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  1. Yes!

    And Smart and Final has one for under $9.

    Don't forget your masking tape to remark your oven dial.

    1. My stepmother is French. She stayed at our house one Thanksgiving a few years back. She cooked the turkey. After the meal she informed us that our electric oven's dial was off by 10 degrees--the actual temp was 10 degrees lower. That week I bought an oven thermometer and, amazingly, she was right! I've added 10 degrees to the setting every time I have used it since. And this in an oven she had never cooked with before!