Well it happens to every polymer clay enthusiast at some point… you place your beautifully crafted try of polymer clay beads into your toaster oven to bake, only to be greeted by the horrible smell of burning plastic and the sad realization that all your hard work has been burnt to a crisp!
Mistakenly, most clayers think this is because they have left their beads in too long… or that they had set the wrong temperature on the dial. But most often it is because their tiny oven is having temperature fluctuation issues, which can be easily solved by doing a few simple things.
Watch this video to see how I have set up my clay dedicated toaster oven to provide a more even and consistent heat…
Now each oven is different and you may or may not be able to add the same number of tiles to your oven, but hopefully this video gave you some ideas that will help to stabilize the temp in your oven.
If you have any great baking tips you would like to share, please leave a comment below.
Let’s get out there people and “Save some beads!” :)