I got it out on Thursday and preheated it after doing a first time preheat and clean. By that time, it was 12:30. I was able to get it back up to a little over 300 and the day was sunny, about 75. I decided to make chicken
and rubbed it and put it in a pan. I did make one error. The phone rang as I was going to put it in and I accidentally left the top open to answer the phone. When I got back, it was down to 200. It got up to about 250 so it was slow cooking. I went ahead and put it in even though I didn't know if it would get done. I left it in until about 5:00 and then had to put it the oven to finish cooking. The chicken was crisp and moist, though. I'm going to do our Easter Ham in it on Sunday and let it cook while we watch conference!
Look at our beautiful African Violet. It's now about 4 years old.