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View Poll Results: Do you usually wait for your oven to preheat when you're cooking?
Pppht, I ain't got time for that 6 13.64%
Of course; my fine cuisine demands perfection 36 81.82%
My microwave doesn't need to preheat; my Lean Cuisine demands perfection 2 4.55%
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:34 PM
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Do you folks actually wait for your oven to pre-heat to the desired temperate, or do you just turn it on and shove the food in and tweak the cooking time to compensate? I can't be the only one who does this, right?
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:42 PM
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oven cooking is finicky enough as it is. I don't want to be guessing even more when it comes to bake times.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:12 PM
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I drive my wife crazy by never setting a timer when I cook things in the oven. I can smell when that pizza is done, thank you very much.

I always preheat, though, I'm not a savage.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:31 PM
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It depends what I'm cooking. For baking, I would never just throw the food in there, because I need precision. But if I'm reheating frozen pizza or something? Sure, whatever, 300F is close enough to 400F, toss it in.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:51 PM
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I was thinking of getting a thermometer to temp all my food but then I realized I basically never cook meat so it'd be kind of pointless. Tt

I preheat but basically I just turn it on when I start preparing and throw it in when I finish preparing, no clue what the actual temp is.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:00 PM
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I just set the dial, wait 10 minutes, and if the heat feels right in goes the food. Else, wait 10 more minutes. I consider that preheating.

I mean I don't have a way of measuring that it's precisely 450 but hey, the food's gonna get cooked through. That's what matters.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:14 PM
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I do the Paul le Fou method.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:39 PM
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I preheat because I ain't got no convection oven to make it heat evenly. Have to wait for heat transfer to take its course.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:05 PM
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I preheat because it never even occurred to me that you could NOT preheat until now and I still can't wrap my brain around the idea
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:57 PM
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Oh my god. I can't deal with this. You've broken me.
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:08 AM
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Wait, you people have time to heat food?
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:44 AM
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I usually preheat it for however much time it takes me to turn it on before I start prepping the food to the time I'm ready to put it in.
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:59 AM
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Oh my god. I can't deal with this. You've broken me.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:58 AM
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Fuck every single person who actually preheats their oven.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:56 AM
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Fuck every single person who actually preheats their oven.
Shut up and eat your fish kidney and rat cum tart while its still warm
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:58 AM
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Its a joke about English food, you see
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:38 PM
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I preheat because I ain't got no convection oven to make it heat evenly. Have to wait for heat transfer to take its course.
Thermodynamics truth, yo.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:35 PM
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It depends what I'm cooking. For baking, I would never just throw the food in there, because I need precision. But if I'm reheating frozen pizza or something? Sure, whatever, 300F is close enough to 400F, toss it in.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:25 PM
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My oven doesn't have an indicator for pre-heating ready, so I just kinda do whatever. I'd prefer to wait for pre-heating though.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:20 AM
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My oven doesn't have an indicator for pre-heating ready
Mine does! It usually beeps about 5 minutes after I put the food in.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:59 AM
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my oven has no indicator so i just put the heat on and occasionally stick my head in and see if it feels hot
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:00 PM
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I'm dealing with an oooooold oven. Gotta pre-heat.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:15 AM
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If you're baking cookies or bread, you need some precision.

If you're heating up your fish sticks, it doesn't really matter, you just keep them in the oven until they get crispy.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:37 PM
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I didn't used it, but I generally do now that I am older and have patience. But I don't really have an oven anymore. It's all stove top for me these days. No stuffing, though.

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No point if reheating; much point if baking.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:36 AM
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The whole idea of "hot food" is bourgeois as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:46 PM
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The whole idea of "hot food" is bourgeois as far as I'm concerned.
Ah yes, the traditional English breakfast of cold shit and frozen vinegar cubes, aka the "ploughman's harvest bounty".
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:23 PM
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But you have time to count out exact change?!
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:49 PM
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Buying a bag of chips demands precision, unlike baking a souffle. >_>


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Old 01-25-2016, 07:04 AM
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if I'm, like, reheating pizza, I'll just shove it in when I've turned on the oven and then take it out when I can smell it (and it's sizzling).

if I'm actually cooking? Preheat.

If i'm baking? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME OF COURSE I PREHEAT.
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