Random temperature ovens are manufactured specifically for apartment
buildings and other rental
properties. They have a randomization chip
incorporated into the seemingly analog
controls. This randomization chip will set the oven to a random temperature whenever it is turned on , regardless
of the setting on the temperature dial.
This type of oven has been known to drive many people crazy
. However, there are techniques
for dealing with it.
1. Set the oven to a temperature that would be inappropriate
for the dish you are cooking. You've got a 25% chance
that the randomizer will then land close to the temperature you want.
2. Make sure your apartment is close to a relative
who owns a house. Use their oven.
3. Eat out.
Note that it is not possible to disassemble
the oven and remove the randomizer chip. The chips have been so cleverly hidden that no one has ever found them.
In addition, complaining to the manager
of the rental property will only cause them to laugh behind your back. They're laughing at you already for paying so much for such a horrible apartment to begin with, so why make matters worse?
See also the Random Temperature Refrigerator