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post #1 of 39
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not this week!!!!

I have cakes to bake and just found out my new stove has the stupid racks in it that curve in the back about an inch and a half from the wall.

My last stove had flat racks and my 16x16 square pan fit in with no problem. Now all it will do is sit unlevel at a slant. This is not good.

I need solutions to make it rise up over the curve and sit level. My hubby said crumble up lots of foil and sit the pan on top of it.

I cant see doing that.
post #2 of 39
Your hubby is right!! You may have too...Are all 3 racks slanted..Maybe you can remove the first one.Mine are slanted also but only the top so I remove it when I bake a larger cake.Foil is an option though...

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post #3 of 39
I don't know if this would work or not, but could you flip a 14 x 14 or 12x 12 over and sit your 16 x 16 on top? On the middle or lower rack?
post #4 of 39
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Sigh.... all the racks have the curve.

I could cry I really miss my old stove.
I didnt even notice when we bought the new one that the racks had the curve in them.

Guess I need to pick up some heavy duty foil and suck it up. This really hurts.
post #5 of 39
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On top of all this the door bumps it when I try to close it. So the pressure from the door pushing against the pan keep the door ajar a tiny bit.
post #6 of 39
Four 8" cakes butted together = one 16" cake.
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post #7 of 39
Can you turn the rack upside down? In my oven the racks can be flipped upside down which would fix the issue.
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post #8 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Four 8" cakes butted together = one 16" cake.



The mother of the bride wants one whole cake.
She bought the pan.
post #9 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Can you turn the rack upside down? In my oven the racks can be flipped upside down which would fix the issue.



I tried that and it wont go past the rack channels on the sides.
post #10 of 39
Can you maybe bake at a licensed kitchen for 2 hours...Sounds silly having to rent a kitchen but you may have too..

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post #11 of 39
If the pan has those 1/2" flat lips all the way around, you just get a pair of pliers and bend the back lip up straight and also bend the front lip up so it doesn't touch the door. It's worth a try, but measure the oven first or you're bending them for nothing!
post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by MBHazel

I don't know if this would work or not, but could you flip a 14 x 14 or 12x 12 over and sit your 16 x 16 on top? On the middle or lower rack?



I don't understand why this wouldn't work--unless the curve is more than 3+ inches high. I think by "middle or lower rack" she meant the position of the rack, so you don't have the cake too close to the top of the oven once it's stacked on top a smaller cake pan. You would then be able to push the cake back further, as the smaller pan it's sitting on would be what is actually close to the curve, while your 16" is ABOVE the curve. Hope that makes sense!
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by CNCS

not this week!!!!

I have cakes to bake and just found out my new stove has the stupid racks in it that curve in the back about an inch and a half from the wall.

My last stove had flat racks and my 16x16 square pan fit in with no problem. Now all it will do is sit unlevel at a slant. This is not good.

I need solutions to make it rise up over the curve and sit level. My hubby said crumble up lots of foil and sit the pan on top of it.

I cant see doing that.



Do you have access to your old stove? Do the flat racks from your old stove fit your new one? Just a thought.
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post #14 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by CNCS

Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Four 8" cakes butted together = one 16" cake.



The mother of the bride wants one whole cake.
She bought the pan.



I'd give her back the pan-and do like Leah says, bake 4 8" cakes and butt them together. Once iced, only the baker will know how it was done..............

Better to have a properly baked, level 16" cake than to have issues with baking, and possibly have to re-bake (more than once).

I personally hate baking and handling cakes over 14", anyway. Even as the base for a stacked cake, with properly inserted supports, this method can work.

JMHO
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post #15 of 39
A few days after we moved into our house, we discovered (when I had 3 pans of breadsticks just about ready to go into the oven) that the racks were missing from our oven! We improvised by emptying 4 large cans of spaghetti sauce into containers and removing the labels. We then rinsed the cans and placed them on the bottom of the oven, preheated the oven and then carefully placed the pans, one at a time, on the tops of the cans. It worked great - kind of smelled funny for a few minutes, but the smell went away once the cans were hot and the breadsticks baked up beautifully! Maybe you could do something similar using 4 or 5 smaller cans set on your rack - tuna cans would probably be high enough to lift your pan above the curve of the rack. Just make sure you wash them well or your cake might absorb a tuna smell/taste!!
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