Why 350°F is the magic number for baking


  1. Vox

    Vox2 months ago

    350° Fahrenheit = 176° Celsius. If you're curious why America still uses Fahrenheit, watch our video to find out: bit.ly/2JAuXcN

  2. bogboy

    bogboyMonth ago

    Nathan N no it’s a loser country

  3. Nick Arehart

    Nick ArehartMonth ago

    Excellent video! :) I'd just add a chemical correction that the sugars themselves do not reduce, as you claim: they are referred to as "reducing sugars" because they OXIDIZE as heat is applied, thereby REDUCING other compounds (such as proteins).

  4. Stratos

    StratosMonth ago

    Its 220°C in my Country. Its everywhere

  5. Kevin Morley

    Kevin MorleyMonth ago

    Catherine Blackburn they use cup & ounces, after brexit I hope we go back to imperial measurements

  6. TheDativeCase

    TheDativeCase2 months ago

    I was just about to check what that is in Celcius - you saved me a job there.

  7. jxsilicon9

    jxsilicon96 days ago

    Depending on if you're above or below sea level.

  8. Noah8368

    Noah83687 days ago

    0:31 That’s an unfortunate acronym for “Institute of Culinary Education”

  9. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider7 days ago

    Nah, everyone’s oven is different, I have an older oven and 325* is the magic number, at 350 you risk burning shxt!!

  10. Dr. Riq

    Dr. Riq7 days ago

    Cheesus Crust, Vox -- one instance of Celsius isn't gonna cut it! What the hell are all the other Fahrenheit temps about?! *D I S L I K E*

  11. commengaytor

    commengaytor8 days ago

    The baker guys voice doesnt match his looks

  12. musclemang

    musclemang14 days ago


  13. kelan andersson

    kelan andersson19 days ago

    I'm hungry now.

  14. krioco Dough

    krioco Dough23 days ago


  15. Jaime C

    Jaime C23 days ago

    Finally the time has come when we don't have to suffer for not having celsius, lol, I just hope it will be the same with other measurments. THANK YOU GUYS!

  16. karotofel

    karotofel25 days ago

    176,666667° C

  17. Mark McLennan

    Mark McLennanMonth ago

    I gust want cookie dough

  18. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    For Lebkuchen I use 350°, since it's more cake than cookie. I candy the orange peel myself, because store bought is not as "orange-y". A lady told a friend who shared some of his from me with her: "They taste like Christmas!" I use honey, and cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with candied orange peel in the dough. After baking, a glaze of powdered sugar and lemon juice goes on top. Haven't had any complaints so far from my baking. My postings sometimes garner a few because I am a mix of salt and vinegar so to speak😉

  19. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    I have 2 cookie recipes: one requires crisco because butter masks the flaver of the extract otherwise, and this one must be baked at 400°F The other, Chocolate chip cookies, is 375°F. I have never baked cookies at any lesser or greater temperatures. 350° F is for cakes. I began baking at age nine years of age; I am 59 now. Fifty years of baking experience here!😊

  20. Trevor Taylor

    Trevor TaylorMonth ago

    I read that 325 F was the temperature for the Maillard Reaction, not 350 F. Wikipedia says that it is between 280 - 330 F. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maillard_reaction

  21. Sergio

    SergioMonth ago

    didnt know david cronenberg's side giged as a pastry chef

  22. Hermit Wizard

    Hermit WizardMonth ago

    ICE should partner with ICE then immigrants being deported can be consoled with awesome baked goods.

  23. gatoneko

    gatonekoMonth ago

    Well, it was about that time I begin to get suspicious.

  24. Vegard Fjeldberg

    Vegard FjeldbergMonth ago

    I put the pizza on 350°C and it was completely black when I was going to take it out. Thanks for nothing vox😭

  25. Deep Dream

    Deep DreamMonth ago

    Lol a ad of cooking came XD and I thought it was the vid

  26. Wiskee AmazingDancer

    Wiskee AmazingDancerMonth ago

    So in Scandinavia, my experience that 200 C is the standard rather than 350 F, guessing that mostly has to do with nice "round" numbers though.

  27. shannon raisanen

    shannon raisanenMonth ago

    so what about turkey that needs a certain temperature

  28. Kevin Kall

    Kevin KallMonth ago

    You should do a story how Vox narrators with low cleavage are likely no longer virgins but are prolific in their conquests in the boudoir.

  29. AFGR

    AFGRMonth ago

    I've seen at least 3 times as many people complaining about people complaining about not using celsius than people actually complaining about it!

  30. Chongo Power

    Chongo PowerMonth ago

    I want to transform that girl in golden brown if you know what i mean

  31. DownwardsRising

    DownwardsRisingMonth ago

    The chef looks a lot like Benedict Cumberbatch.

  32. Abhishek Dev

    Abhishek DevMonth ago

    Temp is okay but for how long????

  33. Thomas Rosebrough

    Thomas RosebroughMonth ago

    @vox staff people, this video is super cool. It has a little science, a little history, and a question that makes you think "yeah I did always wonder that in the back of my head but for some reason never questioned it". I like your guys' stuff.

  34. Thomas Rosebrough

    Thomas RosebroughMonth ago

    Plus your stuff is approachable for doofs like me.

  35. Bo_jelin

    Bo_jelinMonth ago

    180° C, @ America...

  36. Virginia Gordon

    Virginia GordonMonth ago

    I always do 450

  37. Stella Bar

    Stella BarMonth ago

    Who knew! Cool video.

  38. SuperWho 88 2

    SuperWho 88 2Month ago

    Science and cookies. Could there be anything better?

  39. SeaOtterKing

    SeaOtterKingMonth ago

    Vox pretending to have knowledge about anything is absolutely hilarious. You are all incompetent at everything you attempt.

  40. Nina De Vos

    Nina De VosMonth ago

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  41. Tara Meme

    Tara MemeMonth ago

    Video also on Ted Ed

  42. Donald J. Trump

    Donald J. TrumpMonth ago

    Americans are so dumb lol

  43. Some Guy

    Some GuyMonth ago

    I made mozzarella sticks today at 450...

  44. Dom

    DomMonth ago

    Some Guy This is talking about for cookies, cakes, etc.

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    richard loanMonth ago

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  46. R. C.

    R. C.Month ago

    Great video! I enjoyed the history bit specially, it's always worth taking a look at how things were done before, humanity forgets very fast

  47. Stephanie Huerta

    Stephanie HuertaMonth ago

    350 degrees is the perfect temp? Oh lord, time to thank my mom. She always tells us to leave the oven on 350, not matter what the directions say. 🙄

  48. Mike Page

    Mike Page2 months ago

    I leave my oven set to 175C (350F) regardless what it says on the packet. Gets the job done without smoking the kitchen out. I am too lazy to clean the oven ;)

  49. Kryptic - Fortnite

    Kryptic - Fortnite2 months ago

    I just eat the cookie dough😂😂

  50. Michael Riley

    Michael Riley2 months ago

    I'm so bored.

  51. Jeffrey Slater

    Jeffrey Slater2 months ago

    Bunch of uneducated simpletons. Fahrenheit in the USA is part of the USCS measurement system. It’s not imperial.

  52. HuggieBear39

    HuggieBear392 months ago

    I often use lower temps when I roast low and slow. Like I will bake ribs or a pork roast at 285-300 for a longer time that way the ribs or pork roast are moist and tender. I will bake a pound cake at 325

  53. Isabella Evamara

    Isabella Evamara2 months ago

    how come when i was growing up most things you bake said pre-heat to 400 425 450 500 550 and then now most things are 350 or 325 or sometimes 375 with only a few things saying 425? how come beef meals used to always be 500 or 550 sometimes telling you to reduce temperature during cooking and now most instructions for beef meals/dishes say 350 or 425 or in that range and just leave the oven at one temperature during cooking?

  54. cancer

    cancer2 months ago

    I'd smash

  55. SlayTheRake

    SlayTheRake2 months ago

    I think Michael Laiskonis may be dracula

  56. John

    John2 months ago

    You bake your cookies for too long

  57. Quiddity

    Quiddity2 months ago


  58. idontgotnothin

    idontgotnothin2 months ago

    Dang girl finish your first bite before taking another. Maybe make a video about savoring your cookies.

  59. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    idontgotnothin Let's face it; _All Bets Are Off_ with manners, sharing, using temperance to enhance enjoyment, and staying healthy by eating a Ballance Diet, when it come to *Chocolate* !!! 😍+😋

  60. smootskin

    smootskin2 months ago

    That was a great one! Thx

  61. ExperHax

    ExperHax2 months ago

    345 squad where yall at

  62. Johnny johns

    Johnny johns2 months ago

    Bullshit sometimes you gotta tweak it cause your pans, altitude and what your baking.

  63. FlowChange 54tyr

    FlowChange 54tyr2 months ago

    350f sucks and burns everything, it's 350f not because it's the best, it's 350f because every recipe needs to be quick in order to make people happy which results in everything you bake being burnt 50% of the time. If someone reads "these cookies take 30 minutes to bake at 300f" they get fed up and ignore it, if the recipe says "350f for 15 minutes." they actually try baking it, even if it burns.

  64. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Easy Flow, you are ranting over something that is not worth it. 350 is a good rule of thumb because one number is easy to remember, and it can be applied to baking everything. If people were really that lazy, they would just come up with a way to microwave everything.

  65. Ytho Plz stop

    Ytho Plz stop2 months ago

    Could of made the vid 3:50 minuets

  66. Mitchell T

    Mitchell T2 months ago

    Who is the reporter in your video??

  67. Sam

    Sam2 months ago

    What Gas Mark is that?

  68. A Comment

    A Comment2 months ago

    I see more comments complaining about comments that complain about Fahrenheit, than actual comments that complain about Fahrenheit. Kinda makes you think who is more sensitive...

  69. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    A Comment - it is also disappointing that people have so strayed from the topic of the video.

  70. The Hateful M8

    The Hateful M82 months ago

    Turns out there is a lot of chemistry in everything *facepalm* Vox is a bunch of retards lol

  71. Alessandro Salbego

    Alessandro Salbego2 months ago

    Bloodly hell, Fahrenheit is confusing.

  72. Alessandro Salbego

    Alessandro SalbegoMonth ago

    30 degrees Celsius (and yes I'm not an idiot, I know room temperature is usually tacken at 20 degrees)

  73. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    My opinion is just as important as anyone else's, even if I don't persuade anyone else to agree with me! I speak from experience using both Celsius and Farenheight! What do _you_ think is a comfortable room temperature, in Celsius?

  74. Alessandro Salbego

    Alessandro Salbego2 months ago

    Interesting but as someone from a country that prodominatly (spelling RIP) uses Fahrenheit I'm not sure if it counts. I anyone from any other point in the globe agreed then maybe. By the way is the Babylonian system of base 60 not also too broad then. Them leaving us with 360 degrees and 60 minutes in an hour. It atleast feels to to. 60 is such a large number.

  75. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Yes, but I have still been exposed to the metric system enough to compare it to Fahrenheit. The Celsius scale is not as uncommon here as you would think from reading the comments here.

  76. Alessandro Salbego

    Alessandro Salbego2 months ago

    Where you from? Are you from the US?

  77. Madison Harmon

    Madison Harmon2 months ago

    That baker guy looks like an old Bill Skarsgard

  78. Kristina Baker

    Kristina Baker2 months ago

    Cool, but I was distractes by that guy's skin, he looks unwell... Also, so funny that ICE & CIA are culinary schools

  79. Marsha Creary

    Marsha Creary2 months ago


  80. Paul The psn gamer

    Paul The psn gamer2 months ago

    For cookies I do 325 chewey n better

  81. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Thanks : )

  82. Paul The psn gamer

    Paul The psn gamer2 months ago

    The Noisy Spectator 10 to 13 min depending on the oven

  83. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Paul The psn gamer - 325 degrees for how long?

  84. Ethan Rosen

    Ethan Rosen2 months ago

    sweet spot

  85. Marty Hurst

    Marty Hurst2 months ago

    Bakeing chicken now at 350

  86. Syed Mohammad

    Syed Mohammad2 months ago

    *Why is it not 420?*

  87. Syed Mohammad

    Syed Mohammad2 months ago

    The Noisy Spectator its an MLG joke lmao

  88. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Syed Mohammad watch 1:47 again.

  89. Moon

    Moon2 months ago

    Wow, this babe is gorgeous.

  90. Kenneth Chavarria

    Kenneth Chavarria2 months ago

    Holy gorgeous, I’m thinking this girl, Kim, is way more than just a moderately hot 350 degrees too! She can bake my cookies, anytime! Yikes!

  91. paper2222

    paper22222 months ago

    It's the same as Why 0°C is the magic number for freezing water

  92. Adib BehrooziTV

    Adib BehrooziTV2 months ago

    I like this stuff

  93. Zenn Exile

    Zenn Exile2 months ago

    Guess what fukpotatos? This is completely wrong. A simple google search and yer dumb fukpotato brain might have accidentally absorbed the truth. Whoops. Oh well.

  94. Twink Daddy

    Twink Daddy2 months ago

    Why does the thumbnail have the Wal-Mart logo

  95. Milena Đ.

    Milena Đ.2 months ago

    Quick question: why do more “primitive” ovens often yield more delicious foods? For example, fire-baked pizza.

  96. Michael Choe

    Michael Choe2 months ago

    i just put it to the max so it cooks faster

  97. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Michael Choe - If you did that, the outside would bake solid, and insulate the inside against the heat. The outside would crisp up and catch fire before the center got cooked enough to be edible.

  98. MrYour101

    MrYour1012 months ago

    Thumbnail looks like the Walmart Logo.

  99. Quick Cookie

    Quick Cookie2 months ago

    Quick and informative video! Thanks

  100. Dante Howlstice

    Dante Howlstice2 months ago

    why does that Michael Laiskonis guy looks like he's going to eat my liver like Hannibal Lecter

  101. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    By the way, it's Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

  102. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    Dante Howlstice Because he's going to eat your liver like H.L.

  103. GJ1998ARG

    GJ1998ARG2 months ago

    Celsius Is better

  104. david vonderhaar

    david vonderhaar2 months ago

    i bake my cookies at 349

  105. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright2 months ago

    Most cooking instructions seem to say 200 degrees C in Britain when they aren't using gas marks, which is a bit over 350 F.

  106. Justin S

    Justin S2 months ago

    The way she said “cookie” pissed me off

  107. Kevin Micheludis

    Kevin Micheludis2 months ago

    Wait, so its not white peoples fault?

  108. To the Bat Mobile

    To the Bat Mobile2 months ago

    Really getting down to the bottom of things with these educational essays. :ppp

  109. Sameer Khan

    Sameer Khan2 months ago

    Who else loves gooey cookies

  110. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    I like the more "cakey" ones

  111. The Noisy Spectator

    The Noisy Spectator2 months ago

    Sameer Khan MEEE.....! 😀😄😋👏👏👏👍 .... But, not Salmonella poisoning.😛

  112. Lau Bjerno

    Lau Bjerno2 months ago

    I nearly always use 200˚C. (Which for those who haven't yet joined Modern Civilization is 392˚F)

  113. nod8d

    nod8d2 months ago

    now we know, and knowing is half the battle.

  114. J. K.

    J. K.Month ago

    nod8d And we know that you know that we know😉

  115. kenalpha3

    kenalpha32 months ago

    1:08 unzips pants...

  116. gorcneo

    gorcneo2 months ago

    A Vox video WITHOUT a political agenda? Is... Is this real life?

  117. Naiyo

    Naiyo2 months ago

    400 degrees is the magic number to get $$$

  118. New Milford RAIL FAN

    New Milford RAIL FAN2 months ago

    Because it is

  119. Kyzren

    Kyzren2 months ago

    I actually ore heat to 351 degrees

  120. Acid Burial

    Acid Burial2 months ago

    tree fiddy

  121. Thomas Marshall

    Thomas Marshall2 months ago

    Not trying to be that typical guy but I think I'm in love. So pretty.

  122. Rebel Dylan18

    Rebel Dylan182 months ago

    I prefer 325F intead of 350F b/c the cookie will be soft and slightly undone in the middle. I did an experiment for this last year for one of my baking and pastry art classes and I found that 375° out of 325F & 350F was the winning degree to bake cookies at according to my chef instructors I personally don't like a golden brown cookie I like it looking like a flattened piece of cookie dough very soft and slightly chewy

  123. Joseph W

    Joseph W2 months ago

    Three fitty

  124. Abe

    Abe2 months ago

    I usually do mine to about a 355-360

  125. Rory Wilson

    Rory Wilson2 months ago

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    Julia DIY / Easy DIY crafts - How to make2 months ago

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