There are so many times that a recipe calls for Celsius, Fahrenheit, gas mark or temperature for fan assisted ovens.
However, not all ovens are the same.
What is 200 degrees in a fan oven?
I don’t know?! (Well, actually I do…it’s 180 (see below for a full temperature conversion chart).
I grew up using an electric cooker and °C – things seemed simple.
But, when I moved into my first flat, my cooker was all in gas marks, and I got a little confused!
Then, you look at one recipe book, another website or get a hand-me-down recipe from a friend, and it’s all different again!
Oven temperature guide
To help, we’ve put together this quick guide.
If your oven does one thing, and a recipe asks for another, you can use this table as a guide to help convert oven cooking temperatures.
These conversions are approximate rounding, and you may find your oven cooks quicker or slower.
How to convert oven temperatures
Want to work out how to convert oven temperatures accurately?
How to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
You can use a formula to convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius.
The basic Fahrenheit to Celsius formula is (X°F − 32) × 5/9 = Y°C
So, to work out the temperature to cook in Celsius if you have a recipe in Fahrenheit, subtract 32 from the °F temperature, multiply it by 5, then divide by 9.
For 400°F it would be:
400°F – 32 = 368
368 x 5 = 1840
1840 / 9 = 204.44, which is generally rounded to 200°C
How to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
You can use a formula to convert degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit.
The basic Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit formula is (Y°C × 9/5) + 32 = X°F
So, to work out the temperature to cook in Fahrenheit if you have a recipe in Celsius, multiply the °C temperature by 9, divide it by 5, then add 32.
For 200°C it would be:
200°C x 9 = 1800
1800 / 5 = 360
360 + 32 = 392, which is generally rounded to 400°F
Oven Temperature Conversion Chart printable
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