Temperature is an important part of cooking, fire is often cited as the one innovation that jump-started human’s evolution as a whole.
Nowadays, we have much more sophisticated methods of heating our food, and can more accurately control its temperature.
Sometimes it seems like we have a never ending supply of recipes to choose from. But, once we dig in we see that we are stumped by the way that the recipe calls for temperatures.
- Gas Mark
- Terms instead of degree measurement
Thankfully, there is no need to abandon the recipe altogether. Simply convert the temperature or term to one that you are more familiar with.
Below is a graphic showing the most commonly used temperatures and terms.
Common Cooking Temperatures and Terms
|Temperature at…||Celsius||Fahrenheit||Gas Mark|
|Very cool oven||110||225||14|
|Very slow oven||140||275||1|
|Moderately hot oven||190||375||5|
|Hot oven||200-220||400-425||6 – 7|
|Very hot oven||230-240||450-475||8 – 9|
|Extremely hot oven||260||500||9|