Bake •O• Meter
1947; 3.75” x 5.25”
If you were wondering at what temperature to cook heart, now you know. This handy little Bake•O•Meter has the answers for all kinds of meats, whether you have a gas or an electric range (I never realized there might be different temperatures for different kinds of ovens). The small print at the bottom reads: “Stoves differ and so do personal tastes. Instructions may be varied slightly to fit your own needs.” Indeed — my oven has its own special cooking system involving wildly overheating, allowing all the heat out into my apartment, and then overheating again. I’m not sure my heart would be done after 35 minutes per pound…
At the top, as in many volvelles, is a space for a shop to print their info (and then presumably give the volvelles away) — this time it’s D. C. Cavanaugh Plumbing and Heating, who presumably will fix your oven, too. The back of this volvelle does not have a second volvelle (as many do), but there are some additional tips about frozen meats.
The lettering of “Bake •O• Meter” is swell, and the drawings of meats are great, too. All in all a sweet little volvelle.