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To store baking trays in the oven?

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WineGetsMeThroughIt · 01/05/2021 22:34

We have two ovens stacked on top of each other. Top oven is the main one that is used multiple times a day. Bottom oven is used maybe once or twice a week. I cook and bake a lot. As a result we have a lot of cookware, most of which are stored in the kitchen drawers. But there are some things we use regularly (and not regularly) that i keep stored in the bottom oven. Not loads. But 4-5 baking trays of various sizes as well as 3 cast iron pans I use daily.

When the bottom oven is in use the baking trays have to come out and sit on the counter, table or floor. But my husband makes such an ordeal out of this every bloody time. Hugging and puffing saying that storing the extra baking trays in the oven isn't normal and he's never known anyone else who does that. He's only ever lived at home or with me (for 20 years!) I feel like he's making such an issue out of a stupid little thing but he feels that taking the trays out on the rare occasion he needs to use the oven is such a mission.

Does anyone else keep their baking trays in the oven?? Is that weird? Or is he weird? 😂

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Cowbells · 01/05/2021 22:37

I do. And famously chef Nadia from Bake Off's mum used to. She told a story about it.

Muchmorethan · 01/05/2021 22:37

I do. It takes seconds to remove them from the oven.

AllergictoWerewolves · 01/05/2021 22:38

Me! Always have done, not weird at all Smile

Hankunamatata · 01/05/2021 22:38

Nope I do that too

HeeHiHoHum · 01/05/2021 22:38

I do too. It’s an ideal place to store large items!

RogueMNerKnowsNoShame · 01/05/2021 22:38


Oversize · 01/05/2021 22:39

Yup. Second oven is full of baking trays. It earns its keep as a cupboard when it's not switched on.

Gaaaahhhhhhhh · 01/05/2021 22:40

It has never occurred to me to store them anywhere else!

Timeforredwine · 01/05/2021 22:40

Same here!

Myfanwyprice · 01/05/2021 22:41

Me too and with a similar set up to you - two ovens, only use the bottom one occasionally, so generally keep baking trays in there.

AlCalavicci · 01/05/2021 22:41

I do too although I wish I had space to store them somewhere else

SparklesandSunshine · 01/05/2021 22:41

I do this! My husband finds it strange aswell and gets in a right flap over it because it doesn't make sense to him!

Soontobe60 · 01/05/2021 22:41

I do, but I generally leave them in there when I’m using the oven!

RefuseTheLies · 01/05/2021 22:41

I've always stored them in the oven. My mum did too.

arethereanyleftatall · 01/05/2021 22:41

Don't know anyone who doesn't

babygrootandstarlord · 01/05/2021 22:41

Me too. Everyone I know does this.

Purplecatshopaholic · 01/05/2021 22:42

Me too. It’s not weird at all!

Apileofballyhoo · 01/05/2021 22:42

I do sometimes, detoxing depending on what way things are stacked in the press it can be easier to just shove a tin in the oven rather than lift things out to fit it in. Lives there till I need it or the oven. I have two and it's rare that I use both anyway.

Apileofballyhoo · 01/05/2021 22:43

No detoxing. Don't know where that came from!

Saisong · 01/05/2021 22:44

All my trays live in the oven (though cake and brownie pans live in the cupboard). Between the two ovens it is rare that the pans need to sit on the side - though ironically they did today as I was making dinner and baking a cake for MILs birthday tomorrow.

iklboo · 01/05/2021 22:44

I used to. DH kept preheating the oven without checking. No biggie but it was a pain in the arse juggling the hot trays.

stressfuljune · 01/05/2021 22:45

I do too. Doesn't everyone?

WineGetsMeThroughIt · 01/05/2021 22:45

Haha amazing. Thanks for the reuse everyone and for making me feel like I'm not nuts. As usual husband just likes to make a fuss of anything he can if it even remotely inconveniences him. I'd love to read out these replies to him but he'd be so annoyed I even posted it on here 🙄

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MeadowLines · 01/05/2021 22:47

We do but recently as I have a bad back and the oven is low, it really annoys me. I reorganised the kitchen so theyd have another home but they keep being put back in the oven, by people who dont have to wreck their back fishing out numerous trays and glass dishes before they can preheat the oven. 😡

BonnieDundee · 01/05/2021 22:47

Oh the poor lamb. Everybody knows how much of struggle it is to take baking trays from the oven and put them on the side. How utterly dreadful for him Grin

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