Have you struggled with your oven? You follow a recipe perfectly, but once you take it out of the oven it's either under or over cooked? It can be quite frustrating sometimes. No matter how perfectly you follow those directions, the food never comes out right. While some people will just blame your cooking skills, it may not be your fault! You can blame your oven.

In a video made by DIY with Hometalk, ChickFix shows how you can calibrate your oven. You may think calibrating your oven sounds complicated and should be left to professionals. However, it is quite simple. It may take you a few tries to get it just right, but the process itself is quite easy.

If you have an oven with a dial to adjust the temperature you start by testing the oven's temperature. Pick up an oven thermometer and set your oven to your desired temperature. Once your oven is done pre-heating check what the actual temperature is. If you set it to 350 and it's pretty close to 350, you're good. If it's a decent bit colder or hotter you can adjust. On the back of the dial there is a gauge saying "hotter" and "colder", or some derivative of that. Remove the dial and loosen the screws to turn the back in whichever direction you need the oven to go. Put the dial back on and test again. You may have to repeat the adjustments a few times to get it right.

If you have a digital oven, check your owners manual or do a simple Google search to see how you can calibrate.

Watch how it's done here:

Just like that you're cooking like Gordon Ramsay!

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