I have looked at the oven sequence a dozen times and am just as confused as ever. The chefs were given one hour to cook their food. I have to assume that the order that the chefs served their food to the Elks depended largely on cooking times. Sara was the second chef to serve her food while Hung went 5th. I looked up the cooking times on the recipe portion of the Bravo Top Chef website. Hung's skinless chicken was in the oven for 30 minutes at 450dF. Sara did not list the cooking time for her skewered chicken so I looked the average cooking time for shish kabobs which turned out to be 10 minutes average. This is where the confusion comes in. Hung's food would either have to be in the oven at the same time as Sara's or after she got done roasting her skewers. If their dishes were in the oven at the same time, they'd have to use separate ovens (top and bottom ovens) as the cooking temps were different, 300dF and 450dF. They could not share an oven. If Sara went second and Hung went fifth and his cooking time was 20 minutes longer than hers, there is no way that he finished before she did. The idea that he finished roasting his chicken before she even started roasting her dish doesn't make sense to me timewise. If he did finish before she did, his chicken would be cold by the time he served it.Originally Posted by justgart;2458429;
Why is there a problem with her oven? She is initially shown putting her skewers in the oven and asking Howie to set the temperature at 300dF. She comes back 10 minutes later and discovers that her oven is on cool down. Since she was probably to first to use the oven since she served second it is very likely that the oven was already on (per Lee Anne). So what is happening? How could Hung have completed his dish and turned the oven off on Sara when it takes 30 minutes for his to roast? The only one who touched her oven after she put her skewers in was Howie. Did he somehow mess up in setting the temperature to 300dF? He was under a lot of pressure to not be eliminated. Hung was supposed to be the villain and up to now he wasn't doing the assignment very well. Is Bravo stepping up his villain persona through Magic Elf editing? Taking words out of context so that it appears he went before she did? After the time flip flop in the head shaving incident(S2) anything is possible.
I don't think we will ever get an answer that makes sense and Bravo isn't telling.