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Old 03-19-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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ISO help with my electric oven

i am struggling to bake cake in my electric oven but without succsses.thebiggest problem is that it does not have any option of turning onnthe lower portion only.whereas most of the cake recipies strictly ask tnot to light up the upper grill.i baked the christmas cake in it.but it had a brown crust over it though it was moist and soft underneath.is there ay body who can help me with this?


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Old 03-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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When set to "bake" the top element should not come on. Check out the owner's manual and consider calling for service to ensure the oven is working properly.

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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I agree when you set the dial to "bake" only the bottom element should come on. "Broil" uses the upper element.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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In a normal oven - gas or electric - when you set it to the BROIL setting it turns on the top heating element, otherwise it is in BAKE mode and will only light up the bottom element. However, if you are using a counter-top toaster oven, then it might turn on both elements.

What brand/model number oven are you having problems with??? Can't really give you a specific answer without a little more information.
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