Where is the hottest part in a oven?

Can you settle something for me and me wife. When cooking where is the hottest part of the oven. As heat rises I presume its at the top, my wife thinks its in the middle, she seems to remember thats what she was told in home economics when she was at school as the food is nearer the heat source. Its a gas oven... show more Can you settle something for me and me wife. When cooking where is the hottest part of the oven.
As heat rises I presume its at the top, my wife thinks its in the middle, she seems to remember thats what she was told in home economics when she was at school as the food is nearer the heat source. Its a gas oven with flame at bottom. Which is it?

thanks!
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