Learn Oven Temperature Conversions

A Quick Guide to Oven Temperature Conversions

When cooking, oven temperature can make or break your desired meal. If you make it too hot, your entree could burn. A low temperature could cause a meal to take an extended time to cook, and dry out any good piece of meat, fish or poultry. For this reason, you should know how to convert degrees in Fahrenheit to Celsius, as well as the reverse.

Describing Temperatures

When describing oven temperatures, you'll hear words like "hot," "cool,""slow," and "fast."

Here's a guide to oven temperatures:

  • A cool oven temperature would be 90°C (200°F), while a slow oven is considered 150 to 160°C (300–325°F).
  • A moderate oven temperature is often a range of 180 to 190°C (350–375°F), and a hot  temperature is above 200–230°C (400–450°F).
  • A fast oven would have a range of 230–260°C (450–500°F)

Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius

To convert degrees from Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature, multiply by 5, then divide by 9.

Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, you will need to multiply Celsius degrees by 9, divide by 5, then add 32.

Guide to Oven Temperatures

Here is an quick and easy guide to oven temperatures.

Note: Australians and New Zealanders use Celsius.

To use the guide simply refer to each number for the corresponding temperature. For example -- 3. 160ºC is 3. 325ºF or 3. Moderately Slow.

Oven Temperature Chart

Celcius Electric

  1. 120º
  1. 150º
  2. 160º
  3. 180º
  4. 190º
  5. 200º
  6. 230º
  7. 250º
  8. 120º
  9. 120º

Celcius Fan-Forced

  1. 100º
  2. 130º
  3. 140º
  4. 160º
  5. 170º
  6. 180º
  7. 210º
  8. 230º


  1. 250º
  2. 300º
  3. 325º
  4. 350º
  5. 375º
  6. 400º
  7. 450º
  8. 500º


  1. 1 - Very Slow
  2. 2 - Slow
  3. 3 - Moderately Slow
  4. 4 - Moderate
  5. 5 - Moderately Hot
  6. 6 - Hot
  7. 7 - Very Hot
  8. 8 - Very Hot

Some Favorite Recipes

Use the above oven temperature guide when cooking any of the below recipe favorites: