Oven temperatures

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Common oven temperatures (such as terms: cool oven, very slow oven, slow oven, moderate oven, hot oven, fast oven, etc.) are set to control the effects of baking in an oven, for various lengths of time.

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Table of equivalent oven temperatures[1]
Description °F °C
Cool oven 200°F 90°C
Very Slow oven 250°F 120°C
Slow oven 300–325°F 150–160°C
Moderately Slow 325–350°F 160–180°C
Moderate oven 350–375°F 180–190°C
Moderately Hot 375–400°F 190–200°C
Hot oven 400–450°F 200–230°C
Very Hot oven 450–500°F 230–260°C
Fast oven 450–500°F 230–260°C

The various standard phrases[1] to describe oven temperatures include words such as "cool" to "hot" or "very slow" to "fast". For example, a cool oven has temperature set to 90°C (200°F), and a slow oven has a temperature range from 150–160°C (300–325°F). A moderate oven has a range of 180–190°C (350–375°F), and a hot oven has temperature set to 200–230°C (400–450°F). A fast oven has a range of 230–260°C (450–500°F) for the typical temperature.

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  1. ^ a b "SI Units: Temperature", U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Commerce Department, February 11, 2011, web: NIST-Temp: accessed 2011-03-26.