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user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13

I don't. I just add 5 minutes to the cook time.

hvdfkl;gjv;lkxj;lcvjlak; 1 child; vbkjcsbgvjkdsh, HY, Austria 4427 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Camie Hayko-Barbee:" sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. :) just depends on my mood I guess you would say"

:!:

Jess&A 2 kids; kitchener, ON, Canada 20883 posts
Feb 7th '13

I only do when I bake, other then that I just throw the food in, I don't really care lol

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16760 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting You're not my demographic:" Nope...if it did I would probably start preheating it. I don't understand how it would screw it up."


Like, if your recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked at 375 for 25 minutes, it could come out slightly undercooked.

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
Feb 7th '13

Nor usually.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
Feb 7th '13

If I'm baking a cake or other type of sweet I preheat it. Otherwise, meh. Not really. I don't bake anything aside from sweets that need specifically timed cooking. It's more like pop it in. Check it 30 minutes later if it's ready, I take it out.

You're not my demographic 1 child; Wisconsin 26883 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" Like, if your recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked at 375 for 25 minutes, it could come out slightly undercooked.

I just leave it in a little longer. Half the time I don't even look at directions. I throw it in and keep an eye on it until it looks right.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting You're not my demographic:" I just leave it in a little longer. Half the time I don't even look at directions. I throw it in and keep an eye on it until it looks right."

I don't trust myself at all when I'm cooking, I'd rather blame the directions if something goes wrong lol.

Jess&A 2 kids; kitchener, ON, Canada 20883 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" Like, if your recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked at 375 for 25 minutes, it could come out slightly undercooked."


I always check my chicken regardless of instructions

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16760 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting You're not my demographic:" I just leave it in a little longer. Half the time I don't even look at directions. I throw it in and keep an eye on it until it looks right."


I've never even thought about NOT waiting for the oven to fully preheat haha.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting You're not my demographic:" Wait for their oven to preheat before they throw something in it to cook? I swear I never have..."


depends on what I'm cooking. I never used to.. but found food cooks much better if I do.
anything baked.. works best to preheat. like.. anything with breading, cookies, etc.



but if it's like.. baked chicken wiht a sauce.. no.

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16760 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Mrs. Austin Carlile:" I always check my chicken regardless of instructions"


I do too..it was just one example of how something could "go wrong."

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
Feb 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Like, if your recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked at 375 for 25 minutes, it could come out slightly undercooked."</blockquote>




I use a meat thermometer. You are supposed to anyway. Ovens hold heat differently. However, you are correct. Food can be slightly undercooked.

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16760 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Like, if your recipe calls for the chicken ... [snip!] ... You are supposed to anyway. Ovens hold heat differently. However, you are correct. Food can be slightly undercooked."


I have a digital. :D

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
Feb 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" I have a digital. :D "</blockquote>




Me too. I stick it in my meat and set it for the desired temp and walk away. However, not everyone is a foodie.