Help: Oven temperature conversion chart

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Many of the vintage recipes featured on this site have very old-fashioned — and often vague — cooking directions. Here’s a chart to help you determine the best cooking temperature for the oven-baked recipes.

Oven temperature equivalencies

Cooking heat
° F
° C
Cool
200
90
Very slow
250
120
Slow
300-325
150-160
Moderately slow
325-350
160-180
Moderate
350-375
180-190
Moderately hot
375-400
190-200
Hot
400-450
200-230
Very hot
450-500
230-260

 

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  1. I have some recipies of my grandmothers that call for a “5 minute over” or a “6 minute oven”. Does anyone know what temperatures these would correspond to?

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