Why are the cooking times on frozen pizzas always incredibly wrong?

I am cooking a tonys frozen pizza, it says to preheat the oven to 400 and cook it for 16-18 minutes, if I did that it would come out as a diamond. The actual time is around 10 minutes.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Coking times are always approximate, as every oven can give different heat, depending on how good the seals are, whether it is a fan-forced oven, how accurate the thermostat and temperature gauges are, etc. It is always best, when cooking something for the first time, to keep checking it, to make sure it is not cooking too quickly or too slowly.

  • 6 years ago

    Just use the box directions as a guideline. You can smell when a pizza's close to being done, then start keeping an eye on it.

    I've been cooking frozen pizzas since the 4th grade. It's not difficult.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Get yourself a pizza stone it will help on cooking it evenly. But inthekitchen is correct you need to play with the cooking times. Also you have to preheat the stone as well.

  • 6 years ago

    It usually says right on the packaging cooking times may vary according to your individual oven,

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  • Raatz
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Ovens are different temperature. It always takes me WAY longer to cook them in mine. I do 25-50 degrees hotter and 10 minutes longer.

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