Dumb oven question
There are two racks in my oven and I'd like to know if the temperature is the same for both or if the lower rack is hotter because it's nearer the flame. TIA.
Depends on the oven, and it's not a dumb question. In my oven, the lowest rack tends to brown more on the left side rather than the right, while the middle/upper levels seem to be heated evenly. I keep a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven to help even out the temp (helps keep it hot during my frequent oven peeks).
Why not purchase an oven thermometer and test the tempertures in the various places unique to your oven?