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    Bryan Guest

    Default What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    Mine is 170F.

    Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    --Bryan

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 4:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    Mine is digital and I can set it 100 if I want.

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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 6:25*pm, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > On Oct 27, 4:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Mine is 170F.

    >
    > > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > Mine is digital and I can set it 100 if I want.


    Mine is digital, but only goes down to 170. Grrr!

    --Bryan

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    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On 10/27/2010 7:20 PM, Bryan wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    Haven't tried it....but I have gotten 150 before.

    --
    Currently reading: The Good House by Tannarive Due

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 4:28*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 27, 6:25*pm, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    >
    > > On Oct 27, 4:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Mine is 170F.

    >
    > > > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > > > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roastto
    > > > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > > > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >
    > > > --Bryan

    >
    > > Mine is digital and I can set it 100 if I want.

    >
    > Mine is digital, but only goes down to 170. *Grrr!
    >
    > --Bryan


    Even set at 100, you can hardly feel any heat. I'm not convinced it
    puts out heat at 100 but I've never set it to 100 for any reason. We
    have a warming drawer that we can use but then I'm not sure how low or
    how high it goes.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:28:56 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Oct 27, 6:25*pm, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    >> On Oct 27, 4:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Mine is 170F.

    >>
    >> > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    >> > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    >> > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    >> > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >>
    >> > --Bryan

    >>
    >> Mine is digital and I can set it 100 if I want.

    >
    >Mine is digital, but only goes down to 170. Grrr!


    Mine is digital, but only goes down to 170F too.
    I'd say Chemo needs to actually check hers.

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    A Moose In Love Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 7:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    Mine is 150F. I don't do anything under 300F.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:20:34 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >

    Mine is 150 but I've never checked it with an oven thermometer to see
    how accurate that is. I wish the low was 100 for raising bread dough.
    I have to heat the oven and then turn it off, like you. I keep my
    tiles inside the oven, so heat is retained a bit longer.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 7:58*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:20:34 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    >
    > <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > Mine is 170F.

    >
    > > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >
    > Mine is 150 but I've never checked it with an oven thermometer to see
    > how accurate that is. *I wish the low was 100 for raising bread dough.
    > I have to heat the oven and then turn it off, like you. *I keep my
    > tiles inside the oven, so heat is retained a bit longer.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    My dough seems to rise fine with just the oven light on.

    I THEEENK my lowest setting is 200 - never really noticed.

  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Wed 27 Oct 2010 04:58:51p, sf told us...

    > On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:20:34 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Mine is 170F.
    >>
    >> Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look
    >> out for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot
    >> roast to be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even
    >> 155, but F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >>

    > Mine is 150 but I've never checked it with an oven thermometer to
    > see how accurate that is. I wish the low was 100 for raising
    > bread dough. I have to heat the oven and then turn it off, like
    > you. I keep my tiles inside the oven, so heat is retained a bit
    > longer.
    >


    Mine is also 150, and I've never seen an oven with a lower setting.
    If you're lucky enough to have an oven with a bottom warming drawer,
    it's ideal for raising dough.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:32:42 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Mine is also 150, and I've never seen an oven with a lower setting.
    > If you're lucky enough to have an oven with a bottom warming drawer,
    > it's ideal for raising dough.


    I can only wish, Wayne. I have one space for a warming drawer, but
    that would mean losing a real drawer.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    critters & me in azusa, ca Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 4:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    150F...magic chef gas oven, circa mid-1970's.

    harriet & critters

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    Bryan wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    I have a digital Kenmore. I can only go to 170F.

    Tracy

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    Daniel W. Rouse Jr. Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >

    The dial on the Hotpoint oven I have shows (arranged in a counter-clockwise
    increasing circle since the dial would be rotated clockwise):

    Warm . 200 . 250 . 300 . 350 . 400 . 450 . 500 . Broil

    Seems like each in-between dot is a 25 degree increment, so that would make
    the Warm setting 150 degrees Fahrenheit.


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Wed 27 Oct 2010 05:53:30p, sf told us...

    > On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:32:42 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Mine is also 150, and I've never seen an oven with a lower
    >> setting. If you're lucky enough to have an oven with a bottom
    >> warming drawer, it's ideal for raising dough.

    >
    > I can only wish, Wayne. I have one space for a warming drawer,
    > but that would mean losing a real drawer.
    >


    FWIW, both higher end gas and electric free-standing ranges often
    have a warming drawer below the oven where the storage drawer used to
    be. Obviously, it can also be used for storage when not used for
    warming. Ho cabinet space lost. I know you have a new range/cooktop
    so wouldn't be replacing it just for this feature.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 27, 7:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Mine is 170F.
    >
    > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...
    >
    > --Bryan


    I think it's about 100, but I've never tested it. I occasionally use
    the oven to warm plates, and then I set it at about 120, rather
    than emptying the broiler pans out of the warming drawer and
    using that. I don't think I've ever left the plates in long enough
    to actually get them up to 120.

    Shouldn't a pot roast get pretty hot, in order to break down
    the collagen? I'm thinking 190 is the temp where that
    happens, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Oct 27, 7:58 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:20:34 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    >
    > <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > Mine is 170F.

    >
    > > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > > for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > > be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >
    > Mine is 150 but I've never checked it with an oven thermometer to see
    > how accurate that is. I wish the low was 100 for raising bread dough.
    > I have to heat the oven and then turn it off, like you. I keep my
    > tiles inside the oven, so heat is retained a bit longer.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    My dough seems to rise fine with just the oven light on.

    I THEEENK my lowest setting is 200 - never really noticed.

    ***********************************************
    It's been years since I baked bread but I never turned the oven on to rise
    the dough. I placed it in the oven, covered with dish towels, and set a pan
    of hot water on the rack below it. It was good enough for Grandma so it was
    good enough for me

    I haven't checked with a thermometer but the temperature dial on my
    (electric) oven shows the lowest temperature as 200, although there is a
    "warm" setting below that. I have no idea what temperature warm is.

    Jill


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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    On Oct 28, 7:40*am, Cindy Hamilton <angelicapagane...@yahoo.com>
    wrote:
    > On Oct 27, 7:20*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Mine is 170F.

    >
    > > Pisses me off. *I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to look out
    > > for my safety. *Who the heck wants the internal temp of a pot roast to
    > > be anywhere near that? *I could understand 150F, or even 155, but
    > > F---. *Instead I turn the oven on-off-on-off...

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > I think it's about 100, but I've never tested it. *I occasionally use
    > the oven to warm plates, and then I set it at about 120, rather
    > than emptying the broiler pans out of the warming drawer and
    > using that. *I don't think I've ever left the plates in long enough
    > to actually get them up to 120.
    >
    > Shouldn't a pot roast get pretty hot, in order to break down
    > the collagen? *I'm thinking 190 is the temp where that
    > happens, but I'm too lazy to look it up.


    At 190 it's stringy. A few years ago, I read something where someone
    was making a case for low temperature braising uncovered. After
    browning both sides, water is added to ~halfway up the sides of the
    chuck roast. Then reduce temp to about 200 until the top of the roast
    weeps with red, myoglobinny juices, then flip over and reduce heat to
    150. In my case. I turned the oven off for about a half hour, then
    back on to 170 for about 20, then off for 10 or 15, then back on at
    170 for another 15 or so, then off and left sit in the cooling oven
    for about a half hour. It was uniform pink inside.

    I left the potatoes and carrots sit out overnight, and this morning I
    fried the potatoes in peanut oil, then threw the carrots and beef in
    the pan to heat them up. The carrots got good and warm, and the meat
    back up to a little more than room temp on the very inside (I like
    cool beef). Lots of black pepper and popcorn salt. A hearty
    breakfast.
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton


    --Bryan

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]>

    wrote in message
    > news:5707dd2b-cba2-4b4b-97fa-

    [email protected].
    ..
    > . On Oct 27, 7:58 pm, sf <s...

    @geemail.com> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:20:34 -0700

    (PDT), Bryan
    >>
    >> <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> > Mine is 170F.

    >>
    >> > Pisses me off. I'm sure that some

    knucklehead is trying to look out
    >> > for my safety. Who the heck wants

    the internal temp of a pot roast
    >> > to be anywhere near that? I could

    understand 150F, or even 155, but
    >> > F---. Instead I turn the oven on-

    off-on-off...
    >>
    >> Mine is 150 but I've never checked it

    with an oven thermometer to
    >> see how accurate that is. I wish the

    low was 100 for raising bread
    >> dough. I have to heat the oven and

    then turn it off, like you. I keep
    >> my tiles inside the oven, so heat is

    retained a bit longer.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Never trust a dog to watch your food.

    >
    > My dough seems to rise fine with just

    the oven light on.
    >
    > I THEEENK my lowest setting is 200 -

    never really noticed.
    >
    > ***************************************

    ********
    > It's been years since I baked bread but

    I never turned the oven on to
    > rise the dough. I placed it in the

    oven, covered with dish towels,
    > and set a pan of hot water on the rack

    below it. It was good enough
    > for Grandma so it was good enough for

    me
    >
    > I haven't checked with a thermometer

    but the temperature dial on my
    > (electric) oven shows the lowest

    temperature as 200, although there is
    > a "warm" setting below that. I have no

    idea what temperature warm is.
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    It took me a few tries to figure out that
    the oven wouldn't broil below 500 F.

    Simply wouldn't work less than that.

    "Why is it taking so long???" <crying>

    Best,

    Andy

  20. #20
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: What is the minimum temperature setting on your oven?

    Tracy wrote on Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:48:57 -0400:

    > Bryan wrote:
    >> Mine is 170F.
    >>
    >> Pisses me off. I'm sure that some knucklehead is trying to
    >> look out for my safety. Who the heck wants the internal temp
    >> of a pot roast to be anywhere near that? I could understand 150F, or
    >> even 155, but F---. Instead I turn the oven
    >> on-off-on-off...
    >>
    >> --Bryan


    > I have a digital Kenmore. I can only go to 170F.


    Same here with my digital Magic Chef. Comfortingly, an oven thermometer
    indicates 170F once the temperature stabilizes. I have not got the time
    to investigate temperature swings when maintaining the temperature.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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