ELI5: Why are most foods baked in the oven at around the same temperatures (say 350-425 degrees Fahrenheit)? Is there a scientific reason behind this common temperature range?


At least from what I’ve noticed most temperatures for food and other baking in the oven don’t range below or above these temperatures despite the oven being capable of them. Anyone know why?

EDIT: For those on the metric system, approximately 175-220 degrees Celsius.

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ELI5: Why are most foods baked in the oven at around the same temperatures (say 350-425 degrees Fahrenheit)? Is there a scientific reason behind this common temperature range?

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