Cooking Time Calculator

The Cooking Time Calculator can be used as a simple time calculator or as a guide to plan the complete cooking process from preparation to serving providing a full cooking time duration so you can plan your events around your cooking times.

Many recipes specify a time per weight at a certain temperature, the Cooking Time Calculator allows you to enter instructions in this manner, and also any additional instructions.

You can also select the temperature specified in your recipe and convert it to the type of cooker you are going to use, for example, a recipe may specify a gas mark, and you have an electric cooker. In this case you would select the gas mark number in the "Temperature" column and select "electric" from the "Equivalent" dropdown list. The electric equivalent will then be displayed.

Schedule timings are shown in hh:mm (hours:minutes) 24 hour format, rounded to the nearest minute.

We think the Cooking Time Calculator is the perfect tool to help you plan your meal and convert Gas Mark to Electric temperatures (whether using a fan oven or not) to allow for those trickier recipes in older cook books than don't provide both cooking temperatures.

Cooking times
Weight of itemEnter total weight of item(s) to be cooked
Cooking Instructions
DetailMinutesPer@EquivalentConverts to:
Preparation time
Timings
Plus
Standing time
Timings
Total Time
Scheduling - Start Time
Start TimeEnter start time in hh:mm format (24 hour clock)
PreparationPreparation start time
Cooking StartCooking start time
Change TimeChange time (specified in "Plus" above)
Standing timeStanding time start (end of cooking time)
End TimeEnd of cooking process
Scheduling - End Time
End TimeEnter end time in hh:mm format (24 hour clock)
PreparationPreparation start time
Cooking StartCooking start time
Change TimeChange time (specified in "Plus" above)
Standing timeStanding time start (end of cooking time)
End TimeEnd of cooking process
Examples
Weight = 2.5 kilos, instructions = 20 minutes per kilo at Gas Mark 5
Weight= 1.75 kilos, instructions = 15 minutes per kilo at Gas Mark 4, plus 20 minutes at Gas Mark 4
Weight=5 kilos, preparation time 15 minutes, then 20 minutes at Gas Mark 3, then 20 minutes at Gas Mark 3, then stand for 15 minutes. Scheduled to end at 15:00
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Please note that the Cooking Time Calculator is provided for your personal use and designed to provide information and information relating to the calculations only. The Cooking Time Calculator should not be used for you to self-diagnose conditions, self-medicate or alter any existing medication that you are currently prescribed by your Doctor. If the Cooking Time Calculator produces a calculation which causes you concern, please consult your Doctor for support, advice and further information.