Oven settings can be confusing between different scales. Find below the guidelines for the right oven temperatures.
This chart is only a guide. The last column shows the nearest temperature equivalent to the gas numbers, but most ovens give temperatures in units of 25˚ F, 10˚ C or 20˚ C to make the setting easier. The first scale of settings -slow, moderate, hot- are the terms we used in the USA ; the second one –cool, moderate, hot- are the popular terms we used in the UK . In most European countries, we used a mixture of both -very cool, cool, moderate, hot, very hot- but the temperature intervals are approximately the same.
|Oven Settings||Fahrenheit||Celsius||Gas Mark||Temperature|
|225˚ to 250˚||120˚ to 140˚||gas ¼
|240˚ F - 116˚ C
265˚ F - 130˚ C
|275˚ to 300˚||140˚ to 160˚||gas 1
|290˚ F - 143˚ C
310˚ F – 155˚ C
|moderate||325˚ to 350˚||160˚ to 180˚||gas 3
|335˚ F - 168˚ C
355˚ F - 180˚ C
|375˚ to 400˚||180˚ to 200˚||gas 5
|380˚ F - 193˚ C
400˚ F - 205˚ C
|425˚ to 450˚||200˚ to 220˚||gas 7
|425˚ F - 218˚ C
445˚ F – 230˚ C
|475˚ to 500˚||250˚||gas 9||470˚ F - 243˚ C|
Oven temperatures are for conventional ovens. Fan assisted ovens take less time to cook because of the hot air circulation and they usually need a temperature a 20% (approximately 20°-40° F or 10°-20° C) less .