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My new stove has white spots

I recently moved and I have a new cooktop. White spots have appeared as single wick stains or white bubbles. Does anyone know how I can remove them or make it look better.
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Using Pizza Stone as makeshift french top on electric coil range?

I might be crazy but does anyone see an issue with trying this? Please stop me before I buy a new rectangular stone.
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Use a hotplate at least as big as your pan in order to prevent warping, true?

Use a hotplate at least as big as your pan in order to prevent warping I read this in other question's answer. I have never heard of this before today. I had always believed that, as the core is ...
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What's the best way to remove melted plastic from a glass cooktop?

We have a glass/ceramic electric cooktop (standard, not induction). A couple nights ago one of us bumped the knob and turned it on without noticing. This caused a plastic bag touching the electric ...
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cooking with a round based clay pot on an electric stove

I have a clay cooking pot, similar to this one here and was wondering does anybody know of a heat diffuser I could use to cook with it over an electric Stove, Its meant for a naked flame such as gas ...
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Glass pot on glass top stove

I have a lovely glass double boiler which I would love to use on my glass cooktop. Cooktop already has scratches so that doesn't worry me, but will my pot break if I use it?
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How hot can my Frigidaire electric induction cook top heat up to?

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/99595 Heating nonstick pans above 500°F or 260°C will burn off the nonstick coating I own the Frigidaire FFED3025PW 30" Drop-In Electric Range with ...
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How does the metal of a baking sheet get burned?

My kid wanted to boil a kettle of water on the back burner. An empty baking sheet was sitting on the front (we had baked some cookies earlier). They accidentally turned on the front burner instead of ...
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How to improve contact between non-flat pan and stovetop

I have a slightly concave steel paella pan, but I want it to get a nice even heat from my flat glass top stove. Has anyone had and solved this problem? First thought is to try to use some aluminum ...
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Heating charcoal on induction stove

I would like to heat up charcoal in my house, so I can pour some oil on it and give my food a BBQ-ish aroma and slight smoky taste. How do I heat a piece of charcoal using induction stove? I suppose ...
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How to clean melted plastic from stove

Coming home from grocery shopping, I ran out of space and put some plastic bags on my electric stove. As I was putting my groceries away, I accidentally bumped the dials on the stove and turned one of ...
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Is induction cooktop supposed to heat with pauses?

I came to think about this today. I was using my Prestige Induction for 1 year. When the power is upto 500, the heating doesn't work continuously. It heats for 4-5 seconds, then pauses for 1 second ...
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stove burner size vs efficiency

I'm curious if there's a best choice for what burner to use (mostly for electric bill, but I'd be curious about any other unforeseen consequences), given that I have 2 options of burner sizes, and my ...
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Burned pan health issue

I cooked my eggs with my pan and forgot to turn the stove off after removing the eggs. Later on, my pan got a huge burn mark and so I threw the pan away. Should I replace the electric stove as well? I'...
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Can you butter-baste steak without a gas stove?

I'd love to try butter-basting a steak but the method involves tipping the skillet to one side so that you can scoop up the melted butter and pour it onto the steak. I have an electric stove and if I ...
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Time of cooking: induction stove vs gas stove

If I get a 2000W, portable, table-top, induction burner (one hob), how would cooking time change as compared to a gas stove (pre-heat time and overall time that would take to cook something)? On a gas ...
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Is it always possible to visually determine if it's gas or electic stove?

I saw stoves with flat glass-like surface and there red glowing circles inside when they're on. Are those a gas stoves? Are there gas stoves with fire inside or those flat stoves are all electric?
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Does an electric grill make it faster than a pan?

My teflon pan heats up for several seconds (to roasting temperature). When I tried 1500W teflon electric grill (in a shop) it took much longer. But electric grill is two sided, so parallel roasting of ...
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What pros and cons two-sided grill has if compare to pan?

There two-sided (both sided heating up) electric grills with non-stick surface. I understand cooking gonna be a little more expensive because electricity instead of gas, but what else except that?
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Can boiling a soup too low result in less flavor?

I recently tried a new recipe which involved cooking vegetables at a lower temperature than I normally see. I had problems with the instructions from the start. The low setting on my stovetop didn't ...
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How can a dutch oven reach 400°C on an electrical stove?

I have a pretty average stove and oven. The oven can't even make 300°C. Yet today I measured the temperature of my dutch oven, heated on the stove and it read almost 400°C. How is this possible? Can ...
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Cooking temperatures with non-stick cookwear

I'm looking at replacing most of my cookware, since it's beginning to show signs of wear. A lot of what I've been looking at is various brands of non-stick options. However, I've noticed a trend. The ...
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Electric stove coils scratched by pan

My pan is scratching the coils on my electric stove. What is the best pan to use so the coils do not get scratched?
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How to clean molten plastic from a pizza stone?

I have a pizza stone, which has molten plastic on it (it touched the edge of a plastic chopping board briefly, while hot). I cleaned as best as I could with water, but when I put it in the oven it ...
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Electric Stove Coil Heating Unevenly

! After Pot My electric coils have what I think are cold spots. None of my food heats evenly when cooking. I noticed that when I turn the stove on, the coils heat up perfectly and are bright orange ...
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Cooking Time vs Burner Size on an electric smooth top stove

Say I'm cooking using a smooth-top stove. A burner area has a small burner, which is surrounded by a larger burner area. If I have a small pot on a large element, with a 1-2 inch radius of the large ...
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What reasons are there for a stove's burner plug to burn out?

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?
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How can I compare heat levels from burners?

Recipes call for cooking food over varying amounts of heat on the stove burners - medium, medium-high, low, etc. How can I compare what the person who wrote the recipe calls "medium" with what (I ...
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Cook with no hood - how to control smell

I am planning an extended stay in an efficiency apartment. Kitchen has no stove (hob), exhaust, or window. Install an exhaust or recirculating hood is not an option as I don't own the apartment. ...
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Does my electric stove heat up quicker on the highest gear?

I have an electric stove with the gears 1-6. When I want to, for instance, boil some water I always put it on gear 6 and then leave it like that until the water is close to a boil, and then I reduce ...
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How to grill without an actual grill

Clarification: The term "grill" is used here with the US-based term for grilling, which may differ from other countries such as Great Britain and Australia, where it is typically called a "barbecue"; ...
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Learning how to cook again, burned cooking oil making pancakes but not sure what it produces?

I've tried to research my problem but for whatever reason either I'm not using the correct terms or getting results that don't match what I think I'm experiencing. I moved into my apartment half a ...
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Recommendation for a roasting pan that is safe to use on an electric stove?

I have an open coil electric stove and I want to get a roasting pan that is safe to use on it. Namely, I want to be able to sear meats before putting them in the oven, and I want to be able to make ...
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Melted pot residue on solid plate cooker

My enamel pasta pot, which I've had for years, melted into my solid plate stove after I forgot the plate on. It smelled like burning plastic. I removed the pot and it was so hot that it charred my ...
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Do scratches on electric range burner elements affect its performance or function?

My electric range is about 5 years old and over time the burner elements have become scratched- it looks like coating is being worn off- is that normal and does it affect the performance or function ...
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What is the most energy efficient way to cook meat on an electric stove?

I have a reduced sense of taste and smell; so when I cook, things like preparation times, cost of ingredients, energy efficiency, healthiness and to a small extent novelty of the dish play a slightly ...
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what does watt specify in induction stove

what does watt specify in induction stove? Does a higher watt induction stove implies that the cooking will be faster? Is electricity consumption of higher watt induction stove higher?
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Is there a good test for whether a flat-top stove is working correctly?

I live in a rented apartment, and I'm having an issue with the stove. The stove is one of those electric flat top stoves. What seems to be happening is that at least one of the elements, when ...
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Ceramic Cooktop (non induction) getting damaged after use

We just moved into a brand new unit(just constructed) and it has a Ceramic cook top. We have only been there 2-3 weeks, and cooked maybe < 10 times. After a few of our cooking sessions, I am ...
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Is it ok to use an enamelled Dutch oven on an electric stove top with the older ring burners?

I bought my first enameled Dutch oven and I've been trying to do some research on whether or not I can use it on the older electric ring burner stove tops without it cracking on me. If anyone could ...
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Does using Electric stove vs Gas stove have any difference in food taste?

Does it make any difference in taste when you use Gas stove and Electric Stove? AFAIK, it doesn't but some people I know (amateur cooks) say that it does make a difference in taste. Enlighten me on ...
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Temperature of electric burners [duplicate]

I have an electric stove with two sizes of burners. What is the general temperature in Fahrenheit when the small burners are on medium?
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Cooking on top of hob covers

I've recently moved into a new flat and the oven has very rusty iron hobs. I've bought some stainless steel hob covers to hopefully protect them and keep them clean (as I don't fancy cleaning a rusty ...
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Is it safe to leave a broth simmering overnight on an electric stove?

I am trying to cook bone broth in a pot on an electric stove like this one and it needs to simmer for at least a day (so the stove is set to a low temperature). Is it safe to leave the stove ...
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What is the best frying pan for even heating, using a large pan on a much smaller burner?

Most often in the past I have cooked on a gas range, which I prefer rather than electric. But recently we moved and since I am renting stuck with a rather modest electric range. The elements are 5" ...
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Even heating: skillet thickness vs. electric element size

I've recently started transitioning to stainless-clad aluminum-core skillets, and one oft-compared property of various offerings is the thickness - generally a thicker sandwich contains a thicker ...
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How to reduce a sauce at the bottom of a baking dish?

A recipe I'm interested in making asks to bake some vegetables in the oven in a baking dish, afterwards, to reduce any remaining liquid by putting the pan on a stove over medium heat. I'm not sure ...
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Recommendations: Food with Minimal Stovetop Time, No Oven Available [closed]

I'm not sure if this will still be too broad or vague, but here's my attempt at a rewrite. Please feel free to close it if it is still too broad/vague. Friends overseas have a very minimal kitchen, ...
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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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