When broiling steak in an oven, is there any difference between positioning the steak lengthwise or crosswise relative to the flame?

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    Could you please explain what you mean by “crosswise” or “lengthwise”? I am trying to picture the setup, but can’t quite imagine what you mean. – Stephie Oct 30 '18 at 9:46
  • I think "parallel" vs. "perpendicular" to the flame -- not positive though. – Erica Oct 30 '18 at 12:18

There is no difference in whether you place your steak perpendicular or parallel to the flame, however, what's your goal? If you want a crust or char over most of the surface, you would probably want to turn it part way through the cooking.

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