Definition of preheat in English:



[with object]
  • Heat (something, especially an oven or grill) beforehand.

    ‘preheat the oven to 200°C’
    • ‘When the quinces are cool, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.’
    • ‘If you have trouble controlling the heat on the stove top, preheat your oven to 450 degrees and finish the dish in that by putting the whole pan in.’
    • ‘Simply preheat the oven to 200C, and prick as many kumara as you need with a fork (allow about one each, depending on their size).’
    • ‘Finally she managed to explain that whoever had preheated the oven had only set the temperature, and hadn't turned the other dial to on.’
    • ‘If you are grilling your kebabs, preheat your grill to medium-high.’
    • ‘She preheated the oven and immediately began setting out the ingredients on the counter.’
    • ‘Always preheat oven before using unless chart or recipe indicates otherwise.’