Jun 14, 2014

How to Preheat Oven for Baking / How to Preheat an Oven / What is Oven Preheating



Preheat an oven to --- Degree C..This is sentence which you will be seeing in most of my baked recipes. I have been getting so many mails from my viewers, what is preheating, how should we preheat and why should we preheat. 

Preheating is not a rocket science. It is just heating a oven empty before you put the cake tin or any tray in.

What is Preheating?

Preheating is just heating a oven without anything just a prior 10 mins or so before you put the cake tin or any dishes in. This ensures the oven reaches the proper and correct temperature.

Why should we Preheat?

If you put a cake tin or tray in a cold oven then heat it gradually, then the cooking time will get vary from the recipe and it wont bake evenly and ends up getting dry and unbaked. Preheated oven cooks the food properly and bake it to perfection. So preheating is a must before you put the cake tin or any food in.

How should we Preheat?

Dont complain about my oven, it looks dirty but it is a very old oven of mine, but works like a pro.









61 comments:

  1. Nice tip,helpful for fresh bakers....

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  2. your oven desperately needs some cleaning.

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  3. don always say getting many viewers asking, or tons of mails receives regarding the post,
    if u want to post any post jus post it otherwise don say tons of mails requesting a recipe, bcz u r not d one who s expert in cooking, if ppl want they ill google even i do the same,

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  4. Very nice explanation...some times simple details we dont stops us from trying new things...This article answered my long time question.

    Thanks.

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  5. @kalai
    hi kalai

    dont hurt others by ur comments...and tat 2 in blog...take the positive points only...if u want 2 convey ur thoughts told her in decent way..its a basic common sense...as u know v r grown up..

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  6. Hi.am a fresh cooker l like ur recipes and ur presentation is very simple . I have a convection oven, can I bake cookies cake bread in this oven? Plz help me by giving some idea about this......
    TIA

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  7. @shameenafaisalYes u can bake in convection oven. Same method as mentioned above, preheat it first and bake

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  8. Thanks! This explanation for preheating an oven is by far the best I have encountered. The pictures straightforwardly answer my concern.

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  9. Sindhu,I'm totally agree with you,dear Aarthi,thank you very much,very nice explanation,l got my answer

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  10. this is exactly what i want to know.thank you for sharing

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  11. Good and clear.explanation sis...thankk u...

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  12. I dont have timer settings in my oven

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  13. hi aarthi.
    i wanted to ask u that in all ur baking recipes do you use electric oven or gas oven??which one is better for baking??pls reply

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  14. hi arthi i have a doubt is there any difference between convection n otg...or both works same.

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  15. Thanks for the good tips dear.

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  16. Thnks much aarti chechi fr wndrful explntn..:-)

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  17. Thnks much..aarti chechi fr dis wonderful explntn..

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  18. How is the preheating. To be done in microwave? Is it same?

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  19. How do you preheat or even bake in a microwave.

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  20. @Jothi Hariprasad

    For baking in a microwave convection oven :
    First set your oven to convection mode, if you have micro + convection mode then set it to that mode. Then set the temp, on the oven for 5 to 10 mins. Then put your cake tin in and bake

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  21. @Anonymouscheck this link
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/03/meet-my-ovens-ovens-which-i-use-best.html

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  22. Hi- which one is better for all sorts of baking- OTG or convection microwave?

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  23. Can we bake cookies and cakes in gas oven. I mean the cookiNg range

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  24. Hii aarthi
    I bought prestige 9ltr OTG .Is it possible to make tandoori chicken on it???

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  25. Hii aarthi
    I bought prestige 9 ltr OTG is it possible to make tandoori chicken on it

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  26. If v bake twice at a time hw to preheat microwave aarthi

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  27. If v want to bake twice at a time hw to preheat microwave aarthi

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  28. @kiruthigajust turn on the microwave with the mentioned temp and let it run for 10 mins without anything inside.

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    1. Hi Aarthi, After surfing the internet for years at last i found the right place where you demonstrate us with pics. Really very informative. I have samsung oven. It has microwave, grill, microwave + convection, microwave + grill options.
      Should i still go for OTG? or this oven could serve the same purpose?
      For baking cakes which option should i use?
      And should i remove the glass plate (which comes with rotating) inside the oven while preheating and baking? will it break i do so?

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  29. I have a microwave convection oven. For baking cake which mpde i hav to use? Also how much time n temperature?

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  30. @Shanti Ashoku have to use convection mode and the time and temp as mentioned in the recipe

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  31. Hello!!I m student n I love cooking..I hv a microwave n with convection oven at home.every time I prepare a cake it doesn't raise much as expected.is it that d dough shldnt be tight?I set the oven to convection mode,preheat it n then bake.

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  32. @Anonymoustha batter has to be little smooth and liquidy..if it is too thick it wont rise properly

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  33. @Aarthi

    Well done in both explaining what is pre-heat and also dealing with useless comments. Keep going. Will look forward to read more of your posts.

    You dont have to feel sad about harsh comments. Those comments are not in your control. Shifting your focus off the things you can’t control can create increased happiness, less stress, better relationships, new opportunities, and more success. It seems those comments were made by someone who is hurt by knowing that you are popular!!! :) Be happy!!

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  34. Which one is better a convection oven or OTG for all baking purpose like baking cake, bread or roasting chicken ,paneer etc.or reheating food .please answer i want to buy one.thank you.

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  35. Hi Aarthi,
    I am in USA and I am a frequent viewer of ur blog (almost everyday)
    Always if I have any doubts regarding cooking, i will jump into your blog and ur blog is very useful for me who is away from home town and missing mom's guidance always...
    All these days when I bake things in convection I used to preheat the oven to mentioned temp (with no time limit)and once I am done with my baking preparation I put the baking tray in and then only I will fix the baking timer as in the receipe.
    Is it a right process?
    Do I need to off the temperature once I put the baking tray in?
    My convenction oven is a big one like dishwasher size which has heating coil under double row rack.
    Can we use Glass tray (oven use) in convection?

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  36. @Breeze Pyes u are doing the correct way. And yes glass tray can be used it has to be oven safe

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  37. Hi Arthi,
    Do cooling tray need to b set inside before preheating or can be set after preheating

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  38. Haii Madam, I have a doubt that my oven has only temperature(low, Med low, medium, medium high, high) and timer.How I can preheat this type of oven? Please give me a reply. ..

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  39. Can I open the oven when it is on to toss the items in the tray that is getting roasted?

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  40. Hi Aarthi.. This info is very useful.. I got new otg now.. What type of vessels can be used in otg for cake. Can I use indolium for cakes??? PLs reply .. Am a starter in baking

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  41. Can we reheat foods in otg?? Pls help

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  42. @Saranu can use almunium, silicon, oven safe glassware, nonstick and steel in oven

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  43. Dear Aarthi,

    I had bought a MR 40 l and as an inaugural baking I made some Shrewsbury cookies. I had kept my oven mode at the single element and kept the cookies in the cookie tray. And as you may suspect they all got burnt. Then i searched for the ways to bake in a MR and reached your site. And i was surprised that a lady has taken the time to explain the entire thing about ovens and has painstakingly explained and replied to every comment and query and my doubts got cleared. Made another batch with the Fan and two elements mode and they made a wonderful batch of cookies. Thank you Aarthi for explaining all my quesries and explaining so many ladies out there that patience is a virtue!! Im at awe of you Aarthi!!!!

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  44. Aarthi sis for cake generally preheating is 10 mins how about any nonveg dish like tandoori grill how many mins should we preheat for chicken

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  45. I have a samsung convection oven... can i use indolium baking tin in convection mode???

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  46. Hi arthi... im a frequent viewer of ur blog...all ur recipes r really helpful for a beginner like me... i see both good and bad comment in ur blog... never get disappointed wit negative comments... they r jus jealous abt u dear... jus keep going...

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  47. Hi !!
    i have a Godrej GMX20CA5MLZ 20ltr convection microwave oven. and i'm new at this baking thing..so the problem is that i can't find the pre heat button (i dont know how to pre-heat). can you help me with this?

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    1. there will be no preheat button. All you have to do is set the temp and turn on the oven and let it run for 10 mins so the oven gets hot when you put the cake tin in.

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