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If you’re stocking up your kitchen cabinets with baking dishes then you may have come across the terms ramekin, cocotte, and souffle cup. Unless you’re an experienced chef, you may be unaware of the differences between these types of baking dishes, and what they are used for. Here we investigate what differentiates ramekins from cocottes and souffle cups, helping you to decide if you need any of these items, and which will be best suited for your own cooking style.

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Beeping is a regular part of an oven’s operation. It can indicate that your oven is up to temperature or that the countdown timer has expired. However, there can be cases when your oven beeps and beeps without stopping. What is the reason for this?

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A wok is an essential tool in Asian cooking because of its versatility. The shape of a wok is one of its defining characteristics; it provides a particularly sticky surface for cooking. However, sticking is a common issue for first-time wok cooks. Happily, a nonstick coating can be made in the wok by seasoning it in the oven.

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Regular ovens can be used to dehydrate food, and if you have a toaster oven you could also use this in place of a dehydrator. Here we explain how to use an oven to dehydrate various types of food and look at tips to help even newcomers to dehydrate foods achieve success.

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These pans have a number of similarities but also some key differences. They can be used interchangeably in some circumstances, though not all. Here we look at the ways to identify these types of pans and discuss which types of baking they are best utilized for.

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People who have consistently cleaned ovens without constantly cleaning them tend to use a handful of tactics. These include using oven liners, cooking in sealed containers, and using baking trays to catch drips.

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This is an easy issue to resolve, but it’s best to do it sooner rather than later. The toxic smell of cleaner residue can be harmful, though it rarely causes serious problems. You can remove the oven cleaner residue in a number of ways, including scrubbing with water and vinegar, boiling water inside the oven, and leaving baking soda in the oven overnight.

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1 to 2 tablespoons of detergent is the typical recommendation for a full load of dishes. The amount of dishwasher detergent should be adjusted based on soil level and type of detergent used. Because detergent dosages can vary by brand, it’s important to read the label carefully.

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Here we investigate when you should flip the chicken in the oven, and how best to oven-cook various types of chicken for the best results.

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If you’ve had your oven for a while and you’re accustomed to its temperature settings, then you likely don’t need to calibrate it. However, if you’ve just moved into a new home, or you’ve bought a new oven, then it’s a good idea to calibrate it so you can be sure it’s cooking at the right temperatures.

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The length of time your bundt cake needs to spend in the oven will depend primarily on the size of the pan. A standard 12-cup bundt pan will take around 45 minutes to cook, but it’s not unusual for bundt cakes to need over an hour in the oven.

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If you’ve experimented with cooking your own French fries in the oven only to be disappointed with soggy and limp strips of potato, these tips are for you. We all know that oven baking fries is a much healthier alternative compared with deep frying, but most people believe that the fluffy interior and crispy exterior that fries are famed for can only be achieved with deep frying.