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Can't things other than food be baked?

Hey, you're right! Salad Days 04:02, 18 December 2006 (UTC)


The broiler is on the top, people. I've cooked on over 20 ovens, and I've never seen one with a broiler on the bottom.

I've never, ever seen one on the top, person. Every stove I've had has had them on the bottom. Perhaps it differs by type of power (i.e., gas vs. electric), location (the availability of different types of power, i.e., gas vs. electric, again), type of stove, etc. Just some food for thought. :)
I disagree.[1]
Well, I guess there must be ovens like what you are claiming if you found that; I've still never seen them, and the wikipedia page on Broiling talks about heat being applied "from above." [2], a page on replacing oven parts, has a diagram of the kind of broiler I'm talking about. Perhaps since it appears that broilers can be below or above, both should be mentioned.
I know the whole top/bottom thing isn't even on the page anymore, but I still just have to point out the stupidity of this. The site provided that's supposed to prove that broilers are on the bottom? That's just showing the broiler on one specific model of stove, the kind with a broiler compartment at the bottom that pulls out. And guess what? Even in stoves with those broiler compartments, the heating element is on the TOP of the compartment. Broiling is always heating from above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:26, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I just uploaded a picture of some baked food (Baked food.jpg) So i wondered if anyone could add it in the article? I'n not good with wikipedia :P Thanks in advance —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:45, August 30, 2007 (UTC)

conduction? i think not![edit]

Conduction is generally using saucepans, frypans etc. Convection is using boiling or using the oven. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:53, 31 August 2007 (UTC)



I think the opening picture is way too big. It is distracting and should be made smaller. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:38, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

The first two pictures are,in my opinion, probably not the best representation of the whole subject of baking at least if they are the only ones used. the first one i think should stay, but the second one should at least be moved into the history section.

what if we use this one instead of the painting?

Pizza baking in Wood-fired oven

--Youbringtheocrn (talk) 21:53, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

There are now a number of pictures in the article. The pizza picture you have chosen is a good one but the reason the Zorn painting was selected was to better show the whole context of the baking process, which traditionally involved quite a lot of regular work for those who had to do it, often in a domestic environment. Given that this topic is about an activity that has been going on for 4,000 years, it is important to try to communicate what has been "normal" up until very recently. Traditional baking is still going on in the same way as it always has, as is shown by the Bedouin picture. So it is not really "history" in the sense that it is past. Also, commercial pizza ovens, while they are about baking, are very recent as well as very common nowadays. So, on the one hand, they don't give the idea that this baking has been going on in much the same way seemingly forever, and on the other hand, using the pizza oven as an illustration does not show the reader anything new or interesting. Further, the pizza picture is an American one and the article needs to ensure a representative and worldwide view. This article ought to have a fairly strong middle eastern flavour because baking was invented in the middle east and as explained above, it is still going in in the same way. The French contributed the more sophisticated, contemporary techniques and the American contribution is represented by the image of the factory that shows the change to industrialised baking.
That's some of the thinking behind my selection of the pictures. The pizza picture would be a good replacement for some of the poorer quality ones in the article Pizza#Cooking (talk) 07:40, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Timeline and copyright violation[edit]

I have removed the entire timeline, which was copied verbatim (and badly at that) from, a magazine article which is copyright William Reed Publishing and not covered by fair use. Slocombe (talk) 15:19, 6 December 2007 (UTC)  yes —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:11, 27 June 2008 (UTC)



If I could tag this entire page citation needed, I would. Also, article on searing indicates that the cooking of the outer of a food has no positive effect on moisture retention. (talk) 20:04, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


I have taken the following content out of the article and put it here to save it while we decide whether it would be better in the Bread article or be reworked for this one. (talk) 10:46, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Bread is a baked food that is the result of baking a mixture of flour, water, salt, yeast and other ingredients.[1] The ingredients are mixed to allow the development of gluten. The bread is then left to rise. The yeast cells grow, and gluten protein pieces stick together to form networks. Alcohol and carbon dioxide are an end result to the breakdown of starch and sugar. Bubbles and increased dough size are due to the carbon dioxide, while the alcohol] often evaporates. Often, the dough is given a kneading afterwords to distribute the gasses more evenly.

Baking then turns the dough into an edible form known as bread. As the temperature rises, the carbon dioxide bubbles expand. The yeast in the bread dies at 46 degrees Celcius, or about 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This produces some sugars that makes the outside crust sweeter, as well as giving a brown color. The bread is not considered done until the temperature is equal to 98 degrees Celsius or about 208 degrees Fahrenheit. [citation needed]

Reliable source?[edit]

A long time ago, I added this source "Pfister, Fred. "Pfister Consulting: History of Baking – How Did It All Start?". Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2013. " as an inexperienced editor. Looking back on it, I'm questioning the reliability of the source now. Is it reliable? If not, could someone please replace it? Thank you, :) Bananasoldier (talk) 03:59, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

QR code installed[edit]

{{Toodyaypedia article}} QR code in place Elrebe56 (talk) 07:50, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ "The Science of Bread Making". Retrieved Januarary 22, 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)