Now You're Cookin'
- Don't peek! Each time you open the oven door, the temperature drops 25 to 50 degrees. Avoid lifting pot lids for the same reason.
- Don't use a full-size oven for small quantities of food. Cooking a potato will cost about a dime in an electric oven, compared to a nickel in a toaster oven, or two cents in a microwave.
- Use glass or ceramic pans instead of metal in ovens. You can lower the temperature about 25°F and cook in the same amount of time.
- Only preheat an oven or broiler when baked goods require a precise starting temperature. If you must preheat, most ovens will preheat in 10 minutes or less.
- Turn off the oven or range a few minutes before the food is done. It'll still retain enough heat to finish cooking.
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