How To Check Oven Temperature Without Thermometer

When you don’t believe in your oven thermometer and so you want to know how to check oven temperature without thermometer, then we have some ways to tell you. 

By the way, the old stove also shows wrong result. So don’t worry keep the temp dial off and apply the processes we are showing. 

How To Check Oven Temperature Without Thermometer

Step By Step Process Of Checking Oven Temperature Without Thermometer

No worries, the first method we will explain using sugar, try this out 

Use Sugar and get to see whether it is melting or not

One of the easiest way to check the temperature of your oven is to place a small amount of granulated suger. However, make sure you have a oven-proof dish and if you don’t have so then place it on a cookie sheet lined alongside the aluminum foil. 

The amount of sugar would be ½ table spoon

Keep the suger for 20 minutes or 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile, if the oven is calibrated in a right manner then the suger will melt for sure. On the flip side, the suger won’t melt when the oven is running cold. 

The calibration process based on the certain melting point and that is 186˚C. So if the temperature is above that then the suger will come to melt. When the melting point would be below 186˚C or like nearby it then it will either take more time to melt or not melt at all. 

Use oven safe cup of water and check out the temperature

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). 

2. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the middle rack of the oven. 

3. Place an oven-safe cup of water on the aluminum foil.

4. Close the oven door and wait 2 minutes.

5. Carefully open the oven door and touch the side of the cup.

6. If the water is too hot to touch, the oven is between 325-350°F (163-175°C).

7. If the water is hot, but can still be tolerated, the oven is between 275-325°F (135-163°C).

8. If the water is just warm, the oven is between 225-275°F (107-135°C).

9. If the water is cool, the oven is between 175-225°F (79-107°C).

10. If the water is cold, the oven is below 175°F (79°C).

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