Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

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Gravadlax

Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

I have a new fitted double oven smaller than my old freestanding one. I'm worried my Christmas turkey is going to be a tight fit but will I be able to put the roasting tin on the bottom of the oven? I've tried researching it on the Internet but everybody disagrees on whether it's fine or not. Just saw Nigel Slater put his tin of roast potatoes on the oven floor. So can I do it or will my turkey become charcoal? I would love your opinions please.

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SonyaK

Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

That might depend on the particular oven you have.
Does it say in the instructions? (assuming you read instructions:)
My oven definitely says not to put things on the floor, but doesn't say why! Maybe ask the manufacturer of your model oven.

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Welshcookie

Oven floor?

It depends on where the elements are. If they are in the floor the answer is no. If they are in the side the answer is yes.

Was there not a comprehensive manual with the oven? If not get hold of the retailer or manufacturer and ask!

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sam from worthing

oven tins on floor of oven



all 4 ovens i have ever had, have had stipulated in the instructions NOT to but directly on the oven floor.

My current oven only has one shelf.

I have an old wire rack that came with a roasting tin a few years back, i turn that upside down, that way the roasting tin/tray is about an inch above the floor of the oven. and i can still have the use of the proper oven shelf.

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sam from worthing

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it might help if you give us the make and model of your new oven, someone here may have the same oven - and have the instructions still.

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Gravadlax

Thank you

Thanks so much for your replies. I've looked up the manual and it says don't do it! So I'll use that excellent upside down wire tray idea instead - brilliant. Thank you for taking the trouble to advise me.

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SonyaK

Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

Reading the instructions can be really helpful!!:)

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Queen of Puds

Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

I have also used a wire rack as an extra shelf at the base of my fan oven - you just need to check what's in there a bit more often, and periodically move things around if you can. Putting anything lower than the lowest shelf will mean that it is closer to the heating elements, and therefore will be hotter on the underside than the manufacturers would recommend, hence the position of the lowest runner. I have put my roast spuds at the bottom for example, because I want them to be crisp & you can turn them over easily. But you could turn your turkey upside down to begin with maybe to counter this. Cooking lower down can also affect the flow of air if it is a fan oven, & if the oven is full, this can affect how fast things cook, so you need to make allowance for that too - so I would still do it, but would allow for slippage as timings may not be as reliable as normal ....

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SonyaK

Can I put a tin on the oven floor?

" Putting anything lower than the lowest shelf will mean that it is closer to the heating elements, and therefore will be hotter on the underside than the manufacturers would recommend, hence the position of the lowest runner. "

I have a fan oven too but can turn off the fan if I want to. Lots of cooking options but I've only used about 2!!

The bottom shelf actually dips down lower than the bottom runner (if that makes sense) but is still about 4cm above the oven floor.
There is an element at the bottom (not visible) so that's why nothing can sit on the oven floor. Thanks for pointing that out, Welshcookie:)

 
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