Definition of preheat
: to heat beforehand; especially : to heat (an oven) to a designated temperature before using for cooking
Examples of preheat in a Sentence
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees before you put the roast in.
Recent Examples of preheat from the Web
And the timer begins the second you get started—preheating the oven tacks on time, so there's no roasting involved in any of these recipes.
Preheat the oven to fan 350°F Heat the ghee in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion until softened but not brown.
While the lentils are cooking, roast the peaches. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden on the edges but still somewhat undone in the center.
Bake in preheated oven 1 hour or until a knife inserted into center shows that apples are tender and crust is golden.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set oven to 350 degrees and place almonds in the oven without preheating.
Rough chop into smaller pieces; set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
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Definition of preheat for English Language Learners
: to heat (an oven) to a particular temperature before putting food to be cooked inside
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