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What is this type of hot plate and how do I use it?

We have this type of hot plate in our house. It has a raised centre section that depresses when a pot is placed on it. The temperature control has 10 graduations compared to 6 for the other 3 hot ...
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Are they're any ovens that have Programmable Stove top element features like an OVEN start stop feature?

I love my Frigidaire Gallery electric Stove/convection oven. It has made me a real fan of electric over gas. Most desirable is the superior control and evenness on the stove top. Especially for ...
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Does an induction stove require flat bottomed vessels?

Does an induction stove require flat bottomed vessels? What materials besides stainless steel works for an induction stove?
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Are Pyrex casserole dishes safe for use on electric stovetops?

Would it be okay if a Pyrex baking dish is used on an electric stove top to reheat food?
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Electric Stove burner wattage matter? [closed]

Is it ok to put a higher wattage burner element on your stove than what stove calls for? I bought the wrong burner wattage but it does fit etc.
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Best gas-stove cost effective alternative?

Due to the fact that my apartment is lower than the street level, I can't install a gas stove. Which option is the best alternative? I'm looking for a cost-effective solution for simple everyday ...
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Should I bother trying to use a traditional wok on an electric stove?

I received a round-bottom wok with a cooking ring as a gift. I have an electric smoothtop stove. Upon opening the packaging, an included sheet of paper listed some additional information, including a ...
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How to cook grass-fed, high-fat hamburger on electric stove?

I've managed, through trial-and-error, to learn how to cook regular hamburgers on an electric stove. But recently, I've switched to grass-fed beef (with 25% fat, higher than regular hamburgers), with ...
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Glass cooktop safety

I recently had a grease fire on my glass cooktop. thankfully I had a B/C class fire extinguisher handy but now I'm worried that my cooktop is no longer safe to use. does anybody have any advice for ...
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On an electric stove, does the smaller burner produce fewer BTUs than the larger burner?

I have a US electric oven/stove combination with four stove burners, two smaller and two larger. I feel the stove is already a bit anemic so I want to make sure I am getting the maximum energy out of ...
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How to use a bottom concave ebelskiver (Æbleskiver) pan on a glass cook-top stove?

I've recently come in to a lovely cast iron ebelskiver pan (pictured below) and would like to try to make some ebelskivers. The problem is I don't have a gas range and I'm rather sure that my ...
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Solution for uneven heating on an electric coil stovetop

I'm struggling to find a solution for my apartments coil stovetop and its uneven heating. I've never run into the problem until I started working on my holiday hard candy recently. I can't keep the ...
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What pots work the best on electric ranges to sautee, fry and simmer?

I end up burning my food because I can't get the right temperature in the pan to fry, sautee or simmer vegetables, rice etc. The rice either burns on the bottom or doesn't cook. My oil turns brown ...
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Why do my nonstick fry pans 'bow up' and not make good contact with my flat top stove

We recently bought a flat top (glass top) stove to replace our standard electric stove with the coiled "eye" heating elements. The flat top is certainly easy to clean, and if you have a boil-over, it ...
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Do all modern electric stoves have “binary” heating elements?

I've noticed that the burners of some or all of the newish-style electric stoves which have a flat top have a peculiar property. They do not seem to be capable of running at a constant low ...
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Camping stove to supplement an electric hob

I've got basic electric hobs in my kitchen which do a fine job - but a lot of cookbooks suggest that certain things would be best done on an open flame/gas hob (i.e. anything involving a wok). My ...
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What are some good tips or techniques for using a carbon steel wok on electric coil range?

I was just given a carbon steel wok for christmas. I used it to cook my first stir-fry vegetable dish and I noticed on that the directions indicated to cook on a high flame. I was not sure if this ...
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Boiling eggs on an electric or gas stove: why the boiling time difference?

Having fairly recently moved from a country where cooking on gas is the standard (the Netherlands) to a country where cooking electrically is the standard (Sweden), I've noticed that I need to boil my ...
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What are some of the benefits of electric stoves versus gas stoves?

I have recently moved house and one of the downsides is that I'm now stuck with an electric stove instead of a gas stove which was in the previous house. I'm not liking it one bit: It takes too ...
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What are the differences between an induction stove and a regular electric stove?

What are the differences between an induction stove and a regular electric stove? They are both electrically powered, and don't look all that different, but the induction cooktops I have seen are a ...