#InTheKitchen – Gas/Electric Oven Conversions

I grew up with electric ovens and in my first 3 houses had electric ovens, but I could never bake a cake.  It would sink spectacularly and frustrate me no end, because I wasn’t doing anything wrong.

When the time came for me to buy my own oven… I decided on a standalone gas cooker.  Not only because it was over £100 cheaper but because I fancied a change.  (Now my cakes rise spectacularly and the only difference is the change from electric to gas.)

Being the only person I know with a gas oven, I often have to look up the gas mark equivalent because family recipes are given in Celsius.

With this I’ve come across a number of variations and still use my gut for the vast majority of cooking.  The following table represents the most common answers.

Gas Mark

Fahrenheit

Celsius

Description

¼

225

110

Very Low Heat

½

250

130

1

275

140

Low Heat

2

300

150

3

325

170

4

350

180

Moderate Heat

5

375

190

6

400

200

Moderate Hot Heat

7

425

220

Hot Heat

8

450

230

9

475

240

Very Hot Heat

 

The majority of recipes give the equivalent gas mark to Fahrenheit to Celsius but in case they don’t you know where to come.

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