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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 ...
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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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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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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 long ...
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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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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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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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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 glass-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why this cooking pot not working on my Induction?

I just bought this Induction compatible Kadai (kind of wok) but surprised to know it's not working. When I place it over my Induction cooker, it doesn't show any error (generally if a pot is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...