Abstract:Interest in far-infrared ovens is driving the demands of baking industries for less time, less energy, and better quality. In this work, four baking products (bun bread, toast, pound cake, and sponge cake) were baked in a far infrared oven as well as in an electric oven to evaluate the effects of far-infrared radiation on qualities of baking products, including texture, volume, staling rate, and sensory evaluation. When the pound cake was baked in a far infrared oven, the batter temperature increased faster than pound cake baked in an electric oven. The hardness of sponge cake baked in a far-infrared oven after 7 days storage is softer than that of a sponge cake baked in an electric oven. There are no significant differences in the volume, water activity, staling rate, or sensory scores of baking products between these two types of baking ovens.