Common Temperatures and Conversion

Common Temperatures and Conversions


To convert Fahrenheit into Celsius, subtract 32, multiply by 5, then divide by 9. To convert Celsius into Fahrenheit,

multiply by 9, divide by 5, then add 32. The equivalents below have been rounded slightly.


Measurement and Conversion


Temperature Notes

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark
Freezer Storage 0o -18o n/a
Water freezes 32o 0o n/a
Ideal temperature of butter for creaming 67o 19o n/a
Room temperature 68o - 72o 20o - 22o n/a
Ideal temperature for rising yeast dough 85o 29o n/a
Poaching temperature 160o - 180o 71o - 82o n/a
Water simmers 185o - 205o 85o - 96o n/a
Water boils 212o 100o n/a
Very cool oven 225o - 250o 107o - 121o 1/4 - 1/2
Cool oven 275o - 300o 135o - 149o 1-2
Very moderate oven 325o 163o 3
Moderate oven 350o - 375o 177o - 191o 4-5
Moderately hot oven 400o 205o 6
Hot oven 425o - 450o 218o - 233o 7-8
Very hot oven 475o 246o 9

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