A contestant on The Great British Bake Off mixing ingredients together
How The Great British Bake Off Makes Sure All The Ovens Function The Same
The hit UK cooking contest show “The Great British Bake Off” needs to ensure a fair competition, so production takes measures to ensure that all baking equipment works properly.
To test ovens used by contestants and make sure that they all work perfectly, production will bake a Victoria sponge cake mixture in each oven in a timed, orchestrated fashion.
Team member Georgia May says the cakes all go in the ovens at the same time to ensure proper testing. The ovens in question are of top quality, being both powerful and compact.
One oven that's been spotted on “GBBO” is the Neff Slide & Hide Oven. These keep heat inside with quadruple-glazed doors, and even have bread-baking and dough-proofing settings.