- Baking is a time-sensitive exercise with baking time having far-reaching implications on the quality of your cake, cookies, e.tc.
- Cookers have ovens that are fitted with a mechanically controlled timer that dictates the time taken in baking.
- The mechanical timer is usually set by turning the time knob on your cooker.
- Turning the knob causes compression of a spring inside the timer.
- The spring continuously unwinds throughout the duration you have set.
- The unwinding of the spring causes the movement of the timer’s dial.
- Once the spring completely unwinds it will trigger a bell-like sound to alert you that time is up.
- The timer is usually set at the beginning of baking, alongside heating mode and temperature.
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