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Heat (something, especially an oven or grill) beforehand.‘preheat the oven to 200°C’
- ‘If you are grilling your kebabs, preheat your grill to medium-high.’
- ‘When the quinces are cool, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Always preheat oven before using unless chart or recipe indicates otherwise.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She preheated the oven and immediately began setting out the ingredients on the counter.’
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