Definition of preheat in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈhiːt/


[with object]
Heat (something, especially an oven or grill) beforehand: preheat the oven to 200°C
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  • 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.
  • Always preheat oven before using unless chart or recipe indicates otherwise.
  • When the quinces are cool, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.

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