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Baking charts

  • The settings in the following charts are guidelines only. Follow the instructions in your recipe or on packaging and be prepared to adjust the oven settings and baking times to achieve the best possible results for you.
  • Shelf positions are counted from the oven floor up (1 is the lowest, 4 or 6 the highest).
  • Arrange oven shelves before you turn the oven on, then preheat the oven to the required temperature (until the temperature indicator light goes out).
  • Full ovens are ideal for multi-shelf baking or larger items.
  • Compact ovens are the ideal and most energy-efficient choice for baking small or flat items (eg cookies, pizza) on a single shelf; however, they have not been designed for multi-shelf baking. Settings in bold indicate the recommended oven function.

Baking chart - full ovens

  • The shelf positions recommended below use the flat oven shelf (not the step-down shelf) used either with or without sliding shelf supports. Note: the step-down shelf and sliding shelf supports are not supplied with all models.

Food

Amount To Cook  Bake
Shelf position

Temperature (°C)

Time (mins)

Small cakes

single shelf

2

180-190

13-17

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Scones

single shelf

2

210-230

8-12

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

170-190

25-35

one large (26 cm)

2

175

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

155-165

80-100

Rich fruit cake

exact baking time will depend on size

2

130-150

3-6 hours

Apple pie

- 1

185

35-45

Custard tart

-

1

220, then 180*

10, then 20-30*

* This is a two-stage baking process: adjust the temperature after the first stage.

Food

Amount To Cook

 Fan Bake
Shelf position

Temperature (°C)

Time (mins)

Small cakes

single shelf

2

150-170

13-17

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Scones

single shelf

2

200-220

8-12

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

160-175

20-30

one large (26 cm)

2

150

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

150-160

80-100

Rich fruit cake

- -

not recommended

-

Apple pie

- 1

160

35-45

Custard tart

- -

not recommended

-

 

Food

Amount To Cook

 Fan Forced
Shelf position

Temperature (°C)

Time (mins)

Small cakes

single shelf

2

150-170

13-17

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Scones

single shelf

2

200-220

8-12

multi shelf

-

not recommended

-

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

160-175

20-30

one large (26 cm)

2

150

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

150-160

80-100

Rich fruit cake

- -

not recommended

-

Apple pie

- 1

160

35-45

Custard tart

- -

not recommended

-

** Use the flat shelf in position 1 and the step-down shelf in position 5.

Baking chart - compact ovens

  • The shelf positions recommended below use the step-down shelf without sliding shelf supports.

Food

Amount To Cook


 Bake
Shelf Position

Temperature (°C)

Time (mins)

Small cakes

- 2

180-190

13-17

Scones

- 2

210-230

8-12

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

170-190

25-35

one large (26 cm)

2

175

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

155-165

80-100

Rich fruit cake

exact baking time will depend on size

2

130-150

3-6 hours

Apple pie

- 1

185

35-45

Custard tart

- 1

220, then 180*

10, then 20-30*

* This is a two-stage baking process: adjust the temperature after the first stage.

Food

Amount To Cook


 Fan Bake
Shelf Position

Temperature (°C)

Time (mins)

Small cakes

- 2

150-170

13-17

Scones

- 3

200-220

8-12

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

160-175

20-30

one large (26 cm)

2

150

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

150-160

80-100

Rich fruit cake

- -

not recommended

-

Apple pie

- 1

160

35-45

Custard tart

- -

not recommended

-

 

Food Amount To Cook  Fan Forced
Shelf Position
Temperature (°C) Time (mins)

Small cakes

- 2

150-170

13-17

Scones

- 2

210-230

8-12

Sponge

two small (20 cm), staggered on shelf

2

170-190

25-35

one large (26 cm)

2

175

30-40

Light fruit cake

- 2

150-160

80-100

Rich fruit cake

exact baking time will depend on size 2

130-150

3-6 hours

Apple pie

- 1

185

35-45

Custard tart

- -

not recommended

-

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