Do I need to pre-heat the oven before using my bakeware?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If you are baking cookies it matters very much if the oven is hot. Baking a big lasagna it matters not at all.

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  • 6 months ago

    Baked goods like cakes, cookies, pies the oven should be pre heated.

    For things that cook/bake for a longer time sometimes pre heating is not necessary.

    There are some bread recipes that require you to place the bread dough in a cold oven on the other end of the spectrum some require the oven be pre heated to 500 with the pan used for baking in the oven before the temperature is turned down and the dough added to the hot pan.

    Best rule of thumb is to follow the directions in the recipe you are making.

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  • 6 months ago

    you need to do what ever your recipe says. preheating has nothing to do with what ever pans you are using, it has to do with what your recipe calls for.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Read the recipe.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The Bakeware doesn't care, the recipe that is being made is the deciding factor of preheating - most of the time the recipe will tell you to preheat oven to some temperature.

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  • 6 months ago

    You do not have to pre-heat. Sometimes it is not necessary. But often it is. Follow the recipe.

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  • C
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes, and make sure that it has preheated for long enough as most oven initially overshoot the target setting before settling. It important to preheat when baking because the chemical reactions need to occur in a certain timeframe or the texture will be somewhere in between porridge and fudge - not very nice if you were hoping for bread or cake.

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