Oven Temperature Conversion

Oven Temperature Conversion

When reading recipes on different sites or cookbook you almost always stumble upon the fact the different parts of the world are using different temperature scales to tell which temperature to use when baking in your oven. To make it easier for you, here is an oven temperature conversion chart you can use the next time you are baking.

Oven Temperature Conversion Chart
Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark
275 degrees F 140 degrees C Gas Mark 1
300 degrees F 150 degrees C Gas Mark 2
325 degrees F 165 degrees C Gas Mark 3
350 degrees F 177 degrees C Gas Mark 4
375 degrees F 190 degrees C Gas Mark 5
400 degrees F 200 degrees C Gas Mark 6
425 degrees F 220 degrees C Gas Mark 7
450 degrees F 230 degrees C Gas Mark 8
475 degrees F 245 degrees C Gas Mark 9
500 degrees F 260 degrees C Gas Mark 10

What is Fahrenhet?

Fahrenheit is a temperature scale which was defined in 1724. 0 °F was then defined as the lowest temperature of a solution of brine made from equal parts salt and ice. Nowadays it is measured around two static points. One which is when water freezes (0 °F) and the other when water hits the boiling point (212 °F).

What is Celsius?

Celsius is a temperature scale with two fixed points. 0 °C is when water freezes and 100 °C is when water reaches the boiling point.

Convert by yourself

You can convert the temperatures by using the following formula

T°F = (9/5) * T°C + 32

T°C = (5/9) * (T°F – 32)

Example: To convert 300 °F to Celsius you do the following;

(5/9) * (300 – 32) = 148.88888888888888 ≈ 150

Now that you know, you can head over to the baking recipes and bake away!

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