If you are planning on doing a lot of cooking in your Bachelor Kitchen for the Thanksgiving or any holiday, now is the time to make sure all of your equipment is in good working order. Your oven is one appliance you can check to ensure it’s ready for all that cooking.
We have recommended all along that you have an oven thermometer. The is especially good if you have an older oven, as many apartments do. If you don’t have one, there’s still a fairly easy way to check it.
Get a simple store cake mix and make it exactly according to directions. If the cake comes out dry, your oven is running too hot. If it isn’t quite done, then it’s running below the temperature it should.
If you wait to have it fixed, you may find the repair is too busy or doesn’t have the right parts.
Another thing to do to make sure your oven is ready for the holidays is to clean it. This helps the oven work more efficiently.
If you see moisture on the outer edges of the oven door, it means the gasket has gone bad. It should be replaced.
Any appliances or tools you may need that seems kind of “iffy” should be replaced. If you can’t afford that, find a back-up plan in case of failure. There’s nothing worse than having a house full of hungry guests with no food on the table.