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Save money baking by keeping the glass door on your oven clean so you don't over bake or burn your food.  Try not to open the oven door, as it is not thrift friendly.  Opening the oven door too much lets out heat and uses more energy, changes baking time, and can cause fragile pastry to fall.


You can turn the heat off for the last 5 minutes of baking time.  The oven should hold the temperature that long.

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips for using your oven:

- Multitask when you bake.  Make a batch of brownies, and put together the cookie dough while the brownies are baking.
- Have some potatoes ready to put in the oven after baking to use leftover heat.
- Always test yeast before using it to make sure it is still working.  However, if you keep it in the freezer it should stay active.
- Don't crowd baked items in the oven or they won't bake correctly.
- Always use a toothpick and test to see if a cake or pie is done.
- Don't overbake items or they will dry out quickly.








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