My landlady says the burner plug on my stove burned because I had the stove on for too long at high temperatures.

What other reasons might there be for the burner plug on a stove to burn?

  • This isn't really a cooking question, IMO. It seems like you might find more information searching about details of the original appliance, or if you were to ask the landlady for more specifics about what she means. – Jennifer S Apr 10 '18 at 14:28
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not a cooking question, it's an electrical question. – FuzzyChef Apr 18 '18 at 0:58

There is virtually nothing you could do to cause an electric element to fail. The element is completely sealed and it plugs into a receptacle in the stove that is made to accept it. When they do fail it is due to age and usage. They can wear out by using them. Putting a pot on and off the burner over and over for YEARS can wear through the surface and cause a short at the burner. YEARS LIKE 10 OR 20. If you really meant to say "plug" then the wear and tear would happen when removing the burners to clean the drip pan. Again, over years. You can't use a stove without this happening. Things wear out.

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