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    Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
    Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
    I forgot who said that.

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    Re: Lack of thermometer

    Originally posted by v12spirit View Post
    Any one guys has an inherent way to estimate the approximate temperature of the oven with lack of a thermometer? Namely, How can one know when the oven reaches 400 C using inhome simple techniques?
    The ancient Romans cooked for thousands of years without thermometers. One method they used was to place a fist into the centre of the oven and count how long you can hold it there. Eg 2 secs = baking or roasting temp. The semolina test on the floor is another good one. Cast a little into the centre and it should go black in 3 secs for correct pizza temp.
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