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Questions about use of, features of, or identification of a stove.

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Compensate for low-performance gas stovetop

Disclosure: this question and topic relates strictly to kitchen gadgetry rather than anything else. My range is horribly lacking in multiple ways, and it has (despite my best efforts to accommodate ...
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Are there stoves with automatic shutoff burners? [duplicate]

It's so easy to burn food; all it takes is one distraction. And oil fires are no fun (do not use water). I am looking for a stove (either gas and electric) where the burners can be set on a timer and ...
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Is there a "standard" stove heat?

When I'm trying to replicate a dish from a professional chef's video, I notice that sometimes they make a point to call out what heat they are using on the stove, but often they don't, not even using ...
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Dirty cutlery holder hanging over glass stove lid with drip container

When I cook, I use cutlery to get the food from the pan, and after using them I put it on a plate that is on the table. But I thought I could do better, putting a frame of hooks to hang the cutlery in ...
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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 a pan max stove temperature?

I often put my stove to maximum for a while with the pan and some oil and whatever meat in it (I wanna specify that the goal of this post is not discussing the why I cook this way and if it's good for ...
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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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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 can I get these stains off my glass stove top?

I have this glass stove with stains on it. I've tried baking soda, 15 minutes and a wet cloth but nothing happened. I don't even know what kind of stains they are! Could I please get some help?
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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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Converting a stovetop to a griddle

I want to use a full stovetop griddle in my regular stovetop. I have this https://www.webstaurantstore.com/vigor-23-x-23-portable-steel-griddle/247PG2222FH.html My issue is that the heating ends up ...
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Are gas stoves preferred in a commercial kitchen due to having a constant heat source

I'm a home cook and have never been inside a commercial kitchen - I believe though, in a commercial kitchen, gas stoves are preferable due to having a constant heat in contrast to an induction or ...
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Induction cooker hot on inner circle only

My induction cooker has two circles marked on it, a small one and a big one. It came with a set of small and big pots that match the size of the circles. After a year, all the pots have a small circle ...
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Can I turn off stove while making stock?

Can I turn off the stove mid-way through making the beef stock? I didn't know it would take 4 to 6 hours!
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what noise is the water boiling pot making when boiling water?

I tried to boil water in a Whistling boiling water kettle tea pot on a stove. The stove has electric stove top coil burners. So when boiling water with those, there is some noise and sometime a ...
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How to Remove Burned-on Grease from Stove

I have not been wiping the stove top after cooking for several years. Last month I tried to clean it by taking some baking soda + water and scrubbing with steel wool. I did manage to get a lot of the ...
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(Technology idea) "Fly-by-wire" gas cooktop controls - feasible? [closed]

I've seen recipes that require precise temperature control and had a potentially groundbreaking idea stem from it: how does the idea of fully-digital cooktop controls sound to all you cooks out there? ...
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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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Why'd Cantonese restaurants desire 40,000 BTU for soup?

Out of curiosity, I was reading about this Metallic Mold Blower Wok Range (1 Burner 1 Soup Pot). Here's another. Did I pin-point the Soup Burner correctly? Residential gas stoves range from 400 to ...
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Can I reheat meal in pyrex-like glassware on vitro ceramic stove? [duplicate]

I have this delicious dish with gravy I did yesterday, and the rest is still in the pyrex-like oven proof glassware used to cook it. Can I "cheat" and quickly reheat directly on my vitro ceramic ...
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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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Can you pop microwave popcorn on a stove?

I move quite a bit and suddenly I found myself with microwave popcorn but without any microwave. I'd like to pop them anyway. I've seen in movies how people pop corn on stoves in various ways but I ...
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Cooking pasta in a water boiler

A friend of mine cooks pasta in a modified electric water boiler which has been modified to keep going even after the water placed in it boils. What are some advantages and disadvantages of this ...
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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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the whistle on the kettle keeps popping off

Is it safe to use Teflon tape on a kettle whistle? I have a stovetop stainless steel kettle with a whistle so I don't walk away and forget it. The two parts of the whistle keep falling off (one ...
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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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Heat maximiser ring

Would a ring around a gas burner that would enclose the space between the burner and the pan be safe? (Maybe it needs oxygen to burn, carbon monoxide, I don't know.) The purpose of this would be to ...
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Wok Cooking on a Home Stove

I work with woks at work and know about the wok pit used to cook on for heat, to hold the rounded bottom, and to toss the food. Is there a tool or way to use my at home gas stove for my wok (...
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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 did grease get in under cooktop on stove?

Even though I don't fry things often somehow there is grease all along the gap between my gas cooktop and the rest of the stove (above the knobs) which I suddenly noticed. The cooktop does not lift up ...
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Purpose of hole in stove leading to oven

I'm staying in a hotel and have access to a "electric coil stove" for one of the first times. I accidentally turned on the oven light and saw that the light was shining up through only one of the ...
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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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Can you be harmed by staring at induction stove cook top?

While it's on its beaming red and looks menacing . Is there any harm that can happen to your eyes while it's on looking at it other then drying out eyes from heat?
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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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With stovetop cooking, is there a way to retain heat but let moisture escape?

Example: I made mulled wine and want to keep it warm on the stovetop. If I put the lid on, it will get too hot; if I take the lid off, the alcohol and flavors might evaporate. So, I want to keep the ...
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Why dry steak/meat/chicken/fish before cooking on a stove?

For most recipes the instructions for cooking a steak on a stove say "pat the steak dry" then cook on the stove. The drying instructions I have also seen for chicken and fish. Why dry steak/meat/...
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How can I prevent my house from smelling like the food I've cooked for hours afterwards?

Often when I cook on the stove top, it will involve something fragrant like garlic, onions, seared meat, etc. I'm fine with smelling it while it cooks, but it seems to permeate the air and linger for ...
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Is it safe to use a 2 burner reversible griddle on an electric stove?

I want to use the reversible 2 burner griddle pan on an electric stove. But the rims fit flush on the stove and the elements are hitting the grill. No air can go underneath it or the heat from the ...
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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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How do you stop tomato sauce from splattering?

In order to reduce tomato sauce to make a nice thick tasty topping for pasta, you often need to let it simmer with the lid off for a very long time. This always seems to result in tomato splatters all ...
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Maintaining drip pans on coil oven hobs

The drip pans under the coil hobs on my standard GE Oven don't look as bas as others I've seen in other apartments but I'd like to keep them functioning well. They are the solid black kind, not the ...
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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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What are the rings on the bottom of a frying pan called and can you use them on a glass cooktop?

I got a 12" frying pan as a gift and it has many raised, concentric metal rings on the bottom, on the outside, where it would touch the stove. I don't know what this type of bottom is called so I can'...
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Is putting pots on the stove without oil or water damaging the pot?

My mother always told me that I shouldn't put pots on the stove without any content, because otherwise they would get damaged. Is this actually true?
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Does the temperature increase the longer the food is on the stovetop?

My physics knowledge is nonexistent, so I'm sorry for the ridiculously simple question. When you're cooking on a stovetop (say on medium heat), does the temperature continuously increase the longer ...
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Can you make tortillas/pitas on stainless steel?

Most tortilla and pita bread recipes I see specifically call for cooking the dough in a cast iron skillet. At the moment, I only have stainless steel. My only attempt at making pita bread in a ...
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