Oven Temperatures Crosswalk Reference

Oven with bread in it
Oven with bread in it

Depending on the age, origin, and type of oven you are working with the oven temperatures contained in a recipe may need to be interpreted.  So, here is a quick reference table to help crosswalk your recipe oven temperatures depending upon whether you are working with Fahrenheit, Celsius, a gas oven, or just a descriptive word.  

  Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Number
Very Slow 225o -275o 110o – 140o ¼  – 1
Slow 300o -325o 150o – 163o 2 – 3
Moderate 350o – 375o 177o – 190o 4 – 5
Moderately Hot 400o – 425o 200o – 220o 6 – 7
Hot 450 o  – 475 o 230o – 245o 8 – 9
Extremely Hot / Broiling 500o – 550o 260o – 290o 10

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