What do the symbols on oven mean?
The symbol for conventional heating is two lines, one at the top and one at the bottom of a square. The lines represent the two heating elements used, one at the top and one at bottom of the oven. Instead of a fan, the heat is diffused by natural convection.
Is bake up or down in oven?
Once the oven is preheated, the heating element on the bottom of the oven turns off and on throughout baking to maintain an even temperature. Meanwhile, heat rises from the heating element at the bottom of the oven and collects at the top, so it’s actually more consistently hotter up there.
What setting do you bake bread on?
For the best loaves at home, I use the oven on a non-fan setting for the first 12-14 minutes. After this point the crust has risen and solidified and moisture is not so important. Then I switch the oven to fan setting for the remainder of the bake.
Bake uses upper and lower heating elements (the lower element may be hidden for easier cleaning) and broil uses only the upper element!
What temperature do cakes bake at?
Most cakes bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Reducing the temperature to 325 degrees is all you need to do to get a flat-topped cake.