What's wrong with my oven?

(7 Posts)
BaroquePearl Sun 03-Apr-16 15:04:57

Recently moved so acquired a new (to us) oven, actually ten years old. It is taking ages to cook anything and nothing gets crispy, but the oven thermometer I bought is matching the oven's own assessment of the temperature. Could it be the fan? It seems to be going round but I'm not getting the same 'blast' when I open it that I did from our previous one. I just can't work out why it would take so long to cook stuff though if it is at the right temperature. Argh! My pizzas are horrible.

wowfudge Sun 03-Apr-16 15:28:19

Maybe your old oven was over temperature?

BaroquePearl Sun 03-Apr-16 15:35:13

Yes, I did wonder about that. Quite likely it was a bit, but surely it shouldn't take 45 minutes to just about bake a thin 2 egg sponge cake at 180 degrees? I'm wondering if my oven thermometer and the oven's thermostat are both wrong.

wowfudge Sun 03-Apr-16 16:30:14

Hmm - see what you mean. Should be around 25 minutes for that. Do you lower the temperature as indicated for fan ovens? You could try not doing that. Otherwise I wonder if the fan needs cleaning or replacing?

BaroquePearl Sun 03-Apr-16 22:24:44

Yes, I am still using fan oven temps and timings, which in my old oven worked in textbook fashion. It's a good idea to try adjusting as if I didn't have a fan at all, thanks.

The whole thing looks super clean but perhaps it's worn out. I wish the problem were more obvious! I really don't feel like calling someone out.

unimaginative1979 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:48:21

Is it a lamona oven?

BaroquePearl Mon 04-Apr-16 09:02:38

No, AEG. A double built-under thing, and pretty small as a consequence.

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