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High Altitude Baking

Topics:

  • What altitude affects cooking?
  • How does the altitude change the water boiling point?
  • If Convection Mode is used, will the temperature have to be changed for altitude?
  • What adjustments need to be made for altitude?
  • Is a high altitude conversion kit available?

Answer:

Some considerations for baking at high altitude:

  • Cooking begins to be affected somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 feet above sea level.
  • With every 500-foot increase in altitude, the boiling point of water drops about one degree.
  • The same adjustments made for electric and gas ovens can also be made for Convection Steam Ovens.
  • A high altitude conversion kit may be needed if cooking is being affected in units located 2,000 to 3,000 feet or more above sea level.
  • Contact a Local Dealer for further sales information on high altitude conversion kits.

For additional information on high altitude baking, see www.highaltitudebaking.com and other high altitude sources.

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