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    another cooking question

    I bake in an electric range. I usually put the bullets on a tray stick them in the oven, turn it on and start the time when the oven reaches 400 degrees. Am I hurting anything but sticking them in a cold oven and allowing them to slowly heat up? Should I be preheating the oven before I stick the bullets in?
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    I use a NuWave oven. The type where the heat is in a hood that sits over the base. Set bullets on a flat surface, set the hood on and crank up the timer to 20 min. Cold from start every time with no problems.
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    Always preheat...right or wrong...who knows.

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    I use a toaster oven and always preheat. I don't know if it makes a difference or not. I was just following Smokes directions.

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    my first batch goes in a cold oven once it reaches 400 I cook for 10 minutes

    next batch goes in the warm oven and again 400 and 10 minutes (less overall time to get to 400)

    no problems with this method
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    Accounts here say pre heat and start time when powder turns liquid.

    But if they pass the smash test consistently, how much does it matter?

    FWIW I preheat and start time when its liquid using a PID.

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    I cook on a hot plate now, don't monitor the temp., start cold - no problems at all. Easy handling (rifle boolits) and I can see what is going on. It also takes longer to get to proper temp so the 'flow' temp' range is wider - better coverage.
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    I am in the preheat group because it works fine.
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    I just never touch the temp.on toaster oven Never had a problem just starting cold and set for 13 min or so to get 10 min at 400. I see people go longer, but this works and I usually let my foil/ silicone--less tray cool down, then knock them loose from the tray and repeat. bases are perfect.

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