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 °C °F
Cool oven 90°C 200°F
Very Slow oven 120°C 250°F
Slow oven 150–160°C 300–325°F
Moderately Slow 160–180°C 325–350°F
Moderate oven 180–190°C 350–375°F
Moderately Hot 190–200°C 375–400°F
Hot oven 200–230°C 400–450°F
Very Hot oven 230–260°C 450–500°F

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.