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Gas cooker/oven - can the oven temerature be calibrated?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by jc001, 1 Sep 2020.

  1. jc001

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    Have an 18month old indesit gas cooker (ID60G2) The two ovens seem to give very different temperatures; at gas mark 4 (so 175degC ish) one is reading 160degC and the other approaching 195degC!

    Can the cut-off point of the thermostat typically be adjusted, so that gas 4 is gas 4 (i.e.175-ish)

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    As far as I know the tolerance for oven temps is + or - 30 degrees which is caused by the variation in thermostats physical construction & the way they cycle up & down when gas is called for or shut off. It seems that you have to self calibrate ovens by trial & error during use. If this is something that has just started then perhaps one of your stats is faulty & you will need to call out a Gas=safe engineer
     
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    +/- 30 - that is a lot - ouch! thanks for the post.
     
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    Sorry finger slip should have been + or - 20, still a significant difference though. Still seems that both your ovens are within the tolerance.
     
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    I beg to differ its + or -10 so you can have a differential temperature of 20 degrees between both ovens.
    It's a case of becoming used to the ovens.

    You can't really adjust thermostats, not without a degree of difficulty.
     
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