The Lock icon will blink under the current time of day on the display. Contractor's Assistant: The Electronics Expert will be able to walk you through that. First up, you want to make sure it really is the oven that needs adjusting, and not your haphazard cooking skills. You pull a pizza out of the freezer. Place the oven thermometer in your oven on the middle rack, and heat your oven to 350°F. How to calibrate an oven—check the temperature. Not every oven is created equally as far as accuracy is concerned and oven temperature accuracy can drift over time. First, you need an accurate thermometer that measures average temperature to adjust an oven. Your oven doesn't arrive magically at its preset temperature and then stop. What have you tried so far with your Samsung product? A freestanding oven thermometer can offer a true read of the oven's temperature. For example, a Proaccurate Oven Thermometer, which works by having an oil-filled chamber to average the temperature.. Dont know. Then check the reading on the oven thermometer through the oven window. I looked in the owners manual and followed the calibration directions but could never get into calibrate mode. When the oven temperature falls below 392 °F (200 °C), the oven door unlocks and the Lock icon turns off. Pushing buttons The wrong ones For example, if your oven is set to 325° F (163°C), but averaging a higher temperature of 360°F (182°C) at that setting, your cooking results will be off the mark. The temperature range on electric ovens is typically a little closer to the temperature you set in an electric model than a gas model. Set an oven thermometer on the center shelf and let the oven heat to a constant temperature. Instead, it heats up, shuts off and then heats up again. Contractor's Assistant: What Samsung model do you have? You ARE subscribed, right?) Check the thermometer every 15 to 20 minutes, and make a note of the temperature each time. Many ovens can easily be recalibrated +/- 35 degrees, but check the owner's manual to be sure about your model. Oven temperature control is not always a good judge of the heat inside the appliance. Calibrate the Thermostat If the temperature is off, but only about 35 degrees or so, you can calibrate it yourself. Step 2. Take the Oven's Temperature. The oven will turn off. Tyler Lizenby/CNET It's Monday night. Page 67: Troubleshooting Samsung works hard to ensure that you don’t have problems with your new gas range. Normally, you can just pull the temperature dial off—the (usually) plastic piece you turn generally pulls right off the actual thermostat, its held on by friction. You also should check for any tears in the oven gasket which might allow heat to escape. Samsung gas oven,: how to increase oven temperature?. Photo 2: Adjust the temperature setting On this GE oven, you press the “bake” and “broil” buttons simultaneously, and then press “bake” to enter the temperature-adjusting mode. How to Calibrate Your Oven Temperature (It's not as hard as you think!) • Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. In fact, most ovens are off their set point by about 25-50°F . These areas are subject to drafts or hot spots. Put an oven thermometer on the middle rack and set the oven to 350 degrees F. Let the oven preheat and then wait at least 10 minutes more for the temperature to level out from the preheating temperature spike. Where do I look? (This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of the free email newsletter I call The DRSNews. The internal oven thermometer is often placed in an out-of-the-way area, such as the back or far sides. Once you have four readings, average them out to see your oven's real temperature. We recently purchased a Samsung nx58h5600ss/aa gas range and found the oven temperature to be 25 degrees off. It's November, and with all the cooking going on this time of year, I usually find myself calibrating lots of ovens this month.