Having a correct oven for baking polymer clay will help you create high quality clay pieces and will save time.
Here is our checklist for choosing the best one:
- Look for an electric oven with a convection function. A convection oven has a fan and exhaust system that circulate hot air around the oven, reducing hot and cool spots and helping products on every rack cook more evenly. You can use a toaster oven without a convection function (fan) for baking clay, but there is a risk that the temperature will fluctuate, and it will damage the pieces.
- If you are looking for a tabletop oven, choose anything below 52 liters. The dimensions of 52 L oven will be around 46 cm x 61 cm x 49 cm, which is similar to a microwave. Anything bigger will occupy more space. A 52 L oven will be perfect for baking high pieces.
- Do not select a very small oven, as it may cause burning.
- Select an oven that has a 60 min timer with a switch-off function.
- All ovens will come with a temperature dial, but you should always verify the reading by placing an oven thermometer inside.