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Is MAPP gas safe for searing meat and Creme Brulee etc?

I'm looking to purchase a bigger gas torch that will double as a Sous-vide meat-searer and to finish off Creme Brulee as my small kitchen torch is just not up to the task. Rather than regular propane ...
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Anyone? Induction cooktop and ferrous metal distances that Will NOT can NOT heat ferrous metal? [closed]

1,800w portable induction cooktop. I want to keep my ferrous metal propane tank FAR out of induction range in my tiny DIY RV can’t move stuff with out complete renovation. EMF at 1-ft was 30mG, and 7-...
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How do you cook chicken breast in a gas oven evenly?

Most recipes tell you to place chicken in an oven at X temperature for Y minutes (e.g. 400°F for 20 minutes), and stress that the internal temperature should reach 165°F on a thermometer (example). I ...
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Can an induction hob heat a wok as much as a gas burner?

I have often heard it said that it's essential to use a gas burner for cooking fried rice because you need to get the wok very hot, and only a gas burner has that kind of heat. (they're referring to ...
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Is there a measurable chemical difference between the 'wet' cooking from gas and the 'dry' cooking with induction? [duplicate]

I am doing a bit of food science research around induction cooktops, and wondered if there are any measurable differences in the cooking outcome when using electric heat vs. gas heat. In specific, gas ...
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Rust and hole in outside range wall

Is it safe to use a gas oven if the outside housing has rust hole/soon to be holes in it? Our nonprofit was offered this stove to purchase and we want to make sure it is safe to use with the rust that ...
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How to store opened canister of butane?

I opened a canister of butane last night to cook, and it's now half empty. What is a safe place to store it? Can I leave the canister in the stove? (note - stove is disengaged) Or do I have to take ...
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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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Do gas cooktops result in more greasy residue than induction? [duplicate]

I have a problem with greasy residue (the bane of my existence) in my kitchen. It builds up pretty quickly on most surfaces close to the cooktop, makes dust stick, and is a horrible tedium to clean up....
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Getting even heat on a gas stove

I am cooking on gas stoves very seldomly, mostly in some hotel/airbnb's with a small personal kitchen. I often have this problem: the gas comes out in a ring of blue flames. I think more expensive ...
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Reduce flame maximum on cooktop

My wife always uses the maximum setting which results in flames shooting around the outside of many pots melting their plastic handles. Is there any way of reducing the maximum to keep the flames ...
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Are these both ways okay to lower the flame in these types of gas stoves?

Before asking this question, I really tried to find an answer online, but I failed. Basically, we mostly have manual igniting gas stoves. If you press and turn the button on left (90 degree) and use a ...
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Is it safe to lower the gas on a dual ring burner so that only the inner ring is lit?

My burners have an inner ring and an outer ring of fire. When I turn the knob to reduce the heat, the outer ring eventually goes out and only the inner ring remains lit. Is it safe to use the burner ...
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What is the optimal height and depth for a hood fan?

In a perfect ventilation world I would have a 27" deep and high powered hood fan that sits as close as possible to the stove (18"?). Unfortunately, this would be tricky as the hood fan would ...
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Figuring out gas oven temperature numbered 1 through 7

New apartment, old oven and a lot to bake with precise temperatures. Thermostat is numbered 1 through 7 and no idea what temperatures they represent, couldn't find any identifying company logo or ...
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How do I clean my gas oven at the very bottom where the burner is?

Last night I was baking a peach cobbler at 400F when my son noticed orange flames coming out of the vent holes at the sides of the bottom panel of the oven. I shut off the oven and eventually the ...
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How to unclog the stove

After cleaning the stove holes with some liquid detergent, one of them is clogged now. I used a sewing needle, without any effect. Did anybody run into this problem before?
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Why does my Italian made gas oven take so long to heat to required temperature. Any tips please

I have a Glem Gas Oven that can take over 30 mins to heat to desired temperature. I was advised to place a pizza stone on the bottom of the oven but it still takes longer than 30 mins to reached ...
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Gas leak (and flames) around burner intake

I've been reassembling a friend's old BBQ and one of the three burners seems to be leaking gas where it connects with the gas intake. When I turn it on, there's a flame and I can see/smell something ...
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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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Regulating Gas Flow to a Cooktop

What options do the best cooktops (or complete gas stoves) have to regulate gas flow in cases of variable gas source pressure? For example, I don't want my cooking to be affected when the furnace in ...
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Do any non-commercial gas range models offer linear burner response?

I don't understand why most ranges don't offer a linear flame response as you turn the dial up on a burner. They have "jumps" from low to medium-low, to medium-high, etc. The dials themselves turn ...
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Does food cooked in firewood taste different than that which is cooked in gas?

Does this apply to food in general or just proteins or a few items? Also, does the taste vary depending on the type of wood you use i.e. using bamboo as firewood?
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Wood pellets in a smoke box:

Can I use wood pellets in a small stainless steel smoker box on my Weber gas bbq? And if I can any tips on how to proceed.
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Why doesn’t my gas oven cook well?

I have a gas oven, and I use an oven thermometer. Even though I cook at the correct temperatures, it takes significantly longer to cook than recipes say, sometimes even double or triple the cooking ...
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How do I stop metal-bottomed pots squeaking on my gas hob?

I have a gas hob and metal-bottomed pots. The support for the hob is made of metal and is coated in black plastic, like the image below. The previous owner has worn away at the layer of plastic that ...
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Why is there a noise and big flame when starting my gas cooker?

I installed a new gas bottle a few days ago for my stove and trying to find out why the following is happening. When the gas hasn't been used for a few hours, the moment you turn the gas button on ...
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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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How can I get even heat from consumer gas stovetop burners?

I have a 5 burner modern style gas cooktop (KitchenAid), 4 in standard positions, one big double in the center. 4 of the burners are all the standard circular shaped and seems most of their heat ...
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Visual standard for gas flame levels

Is there a generally accepted notion of high/medium/low flame that can be expressed visually? I ask before concocting my own guidelines for peewee chefs, 8yrs+. Because there is wide variation in ...
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Getting Crisp Bacon In A Gas Oven

I have been cooking bacon in ovens for several years. Our new house has a gas oven, a new experience for me, and while I've generally mastered it, I'm struggling with cooking bacon in there. It ...
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Does the order in which I turn off the gas stove matter?

I have a gas stove. This is connected to a big gas canister (I don't know the volume, but I'd guesstimate 20-30 liters). Whenever I want to cook, I turn on the valve on the gas canister, as well as ...
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Gases used in packaging food?

What's the difference between CO2 and N2 used in food packaging?
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How can I cook more efficiently in a campervan using a single pot over a gas-powered flame?

I am using a campervan 3 nights per week, 40 weeks per year. I have a single gas powered hob (like most camping stoves), a sink with running water and am seeking advice to cook efficiently with as ...
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Flammable gas emitted by sausage

While cooking a kielbasa in a toaster oven today, I noticed that periodically there would be flashes near the heating element. At one point there was a very large, bright flash of light and pop as ...
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Gas stove burner

My burners click all the time while the burners are on. They only stop when I turn the flames off. How do I stop them from clicking while the flame is on?
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Cooking pizza in tiny gas oven with pizza stone

I currently have a tiny gas oven to cook with this summer and I like to cook a lot of pizzas, but I have always cooked them in standard electric home ovens. I have been doing some reading here and ...
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How to light this type of basic, old fashioned gas-cylinder-powered gas oven?

My rented apartment has an old rickety gas stove, fuelled by a hose connected to a gas cylinder. No electricity is used at all in any way. This is fine because in this part of West Africa we get ...
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How to adjust time for oven stuck at 350F

My oven is stuck at 350F. I need to cook a lasagna that requires 400F for 1:55 (one hour 55 minutes). I also need to cook a turkey at 375F for 4:30 (separately). How do I adjust since my oven is stuck ...
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Do you need to pre-heat a gas oven?

I mean it's gas - an open fire - and heats up in less than a minute. Does preheating making any difference when baking with gas?
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Are there any features of cookers that make them rodent resistant?

Our gas cooker has started leaking gas. It is likely that it is because mice have been living in the cladding for a good few months and they have finally got around to chewing through a gas pipe. I ...
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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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How do we decide between gas, induction, and electric (ceramic) stoves?

I'm surprised I only found one previous thread on this topic and it was 5 years old, so i think it's worth asking again since I'm sure some things have changed. We're going to be remodeling our ...
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Are there gas ovens that come with a thermometer?

Is it possible to buy a household gas cooker with a built in thermometer. All of the ones i have seen so far don't have these so there is no way of knowing what temperature the oven has reached. I ...
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Dangers of leaving food in an oven with the gas off

My gas stove manual warns not leave food in the oven while it's off for: More than an hour before cooking, or More than an hour after cooking I can't seem to find the reason why. What exactly ...
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Gas grill flames very high cooking chicked wings and vegetables

I have a gas grill which I use once a week or so. Today I put some peppers and onions as usual, but I also put chicken wings (first time). After a few minutes of cooking, the fire went super high, ...
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Baking in gas oven does not brown the top

I need advice from those who bake in gas oven without fan. I bake on the middle rack and have an oven thermometer(my oven is -20 deg off). My cakes get baked darker on bottom and paler on top. Cookies ...
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Cooking Wine in a Gas Oven?

I've got my first gas stove / oven. I'm wondering about cooking wine in the stove. Is it safe at all? I like putting a piece of meat in a all stainless steel pan, brown it a bit on the stove then ...
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Is oven an important factor in getting great baking results?

I bake almost everyday, sometimes I am very happy with my baking results and sometimes I am not and when I don't like it, I think it's me as a beginner, I might have done something wrong or not quite ...
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Is it safe to leave a gas oven on unattended?

Is it safe to leave a gas oven on unattended the whole day (with a closed dutch oven inside it braising beef etc.), similar to crock pot cooking? It is a gas oven with pilot lights on the stove, so I ...
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