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JBear
01-20-2016, 04:34 PM
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?

Falselogic
01-20-2016, 04:42 PM
oven cooking is finicky enough as it is. I don't want to be guessing even more when it comes to bake times.

jpfriction
01-20-2016, 05:12 PM
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.

MCBanjoMike
01-20-2016, 05:31 PM
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.

Paul le Fou
01-20-2016, 05:51 PM
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.

Isrieri
01-20-2016, 06:00 PM
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.

Patrick
01-20-2016, 06:14 PM
I do the Paul le Fou method.

Lady
01-20-2016, 06:39 PM
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.

Alixsar
01-20-2016, 07:05 PM
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

Hito
01-20-2016, 08:57 PM
Oh my god. I can't deal with this. You've broken me.

madhair60
01-21-2016, 12:08 AM
Wait, you people have time to heat food?

LBD_Nytetrayn
01-21-2016, 12:44 AM
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.

Red Hedgehog
01-21-2016, 01:59 AM
Oh my god. I can't deal with this. You've broken me.

Like.

madhair60
01-21-2016, 05:58 AM
Fuck every single person who actually preheats their oven.

Ample Vigour
01-21-2016, 06:56 AM
Fuck every single person who actually preheats their oven.

Shut up and eat your fish kidney and rat cum tart while its still warm

Ample Vigour
01-21-2016, 06:58 AM
Its a joke about English food, you see

Mr Bean
01-21-2016, 02:38 PM
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.

Dawnswalker
01-21-2016, 03:35 PM
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.

YangusKhan
01-21-2016, 08:25 PM
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.

JBear
01-22-2016, 07:20 AM
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. :cool:

pudik
01-22-2016, 10:59 AM
my oven has no indicator so i just put the heat on and occasionally stick my head in and see if it feels hot

Daikaiju
01-22-2016, 08:00 PM
I'm dealing with an oooooold oven. Gotta pre-heat.

Grignr
01-23-2016, 09:15 AM
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.

Johnny Unusual
01-23-2016, 05:37 PM
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.

Aleryn
01-23-2016, 05:39 PM
No point if reheating; much point if baking.

madhair60
01-24-2016, 02:36 AM
The whole idea of "hot food" is bourgeois as far as I'm concerned.

Serephine
01-24-2016, 02:46 PM
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".

Destil
01-24-2016, 03:23 PM
But you have time to count out exact change?!

JBear
01-24-2016, 08:49 PM
Buying a bag of chips demands precision, unlike baking a souffle. >_>


JBear: "Am I the only one who does this?"

Internet: YEAH PRETTY MUCH

upupdowndown
01-25-2016, 07:04 AM
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.

muteKi
01-25-2016, 10:46 AM
"muteKi, do you preheat your oven when you reheat stuff?"
"how the fuck do you preheat a microwave?"

but of course like actually cooking stuff, I will fucking preheat that motherfucker. nobody likes raw chicken.

JBear
01-25-2016, 11:10 AM
nobody likes raw chicken.
Nor do I. Which is why I cook it. In my oven. The fact that the chicken is inside the oven while it's heating up before cooking for the full duration doesn't somehow turn it raw.

muteKi
01-25-2016, 11:12 AM
I suppose I should have said "or overcooked chicken"

I like being able to time consistently how long it will take for a thing to cook. Having to actively monitor an oven for doneness, imo, defeats the purpose of an oven. May as well pan-cook my chicken at that point.

madhair60
01-26-2016, 02:06 AM
Honestly, who has time to eat these days. It's 2016. Drinks are enough. If you're desperate, chew on some of your inner mouth flesh for sustenance. Fingernails on christmas.

Torzelbaum
01-26-2016, 07:28 PM
Honestly, who has time to eat these days. It's 2016. Drinks are enough. If you're desperate, chew on some of your inner mouth flesh for sustenance. Fingernails on christmas.*insert unfunny joke about British cuisine*

Hito
01-26-2016, 11:34 PM
Do you preheat the oven before sticking your head in or do you just pop your face in there and let it go? Asking for a friend.

madhair60
01-27-2016, 01:07 AM
Do you preheat the oven before sticking your head in or do you just pop your face in there and let it go? Asking for a friend.

I would avoid switching it on in any capacity if you're trying to clean it.