When baking, the oven usually overshoots the set temperature by approximately 50°F. The temperature generally then falls to the correct setting. Is this normal? My wife thinks something is wrong. Thanks!
Answer Hello Keith,
The easiest way to explain this is that this is a case of man trying to overcome the laws of science. In attempting to control the temperature inside the bake compartment, the unit has to get hotter than the set temperature and then cool to below the set temperature. For this reason, the bake temperature is not constant but has to average the bake temperature. To check the temperature accurately, the unit has to preheat and then, using a digital temperature meter, record the high temperature and low temperature for at least 3 cycles. When the cycling is complete, add the numbers recorded together and divide by how many numbers you added. This gives you the "average" bake temperature.