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

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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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How to remove & open old gas stove burners for cleaning

I spent 10 minutes and don't want to break it, I cannot figure out how to remove the burners... don't want to use force, and it doesn't rotate or can be just lifted... Manufacturer of the kitchen gas ...
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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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Gas Stove vs Electric Stove [duplicate]

I am remodeling my kitchen and in the process buying a new stove. I was going to buy gas stove as I currently have gas but I read that good quality induction electric stove is as good as gas stove if ...
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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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Frying Pans Smoking

I am new to this forum and needed some advice if possible. I have both T fal and Faberware pans that within the last month or so seem like there is smoke (yet can't smell anything) coming from the ...
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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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How powerful is my cooktop?

I should have asked this years ago. When a recipe calls for "medium heat", I'll burn the dish. I've had this problem on an electric range and a gas top; probably more so on the gas top. I've tried ...
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Can I use this Ikea glassware on stove top?

In particular, this VARDAGEN Glass Bowl. It's almost a quarter inch thick, feels heavy and solid, wonder if anyone has tried. Nothing fancy, just boil and soup kind of thing. I figure it's ...
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Baking on a rocket stove

I'm wondering if it is possible to bake on a SilverFire rocket stove, ie. by attaching a metal box to the top, or any other way? I have researched it- Google search, YouTube etc, but can't find any ...
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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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How reliable is determining cooking oil temperature with a thermometer?

Sometimes I dip my meat thermometer in the hot cooking oil and I wonder if the reading is accurate since I do not use a lot of oil so the metal rod is always making contact with the bottom of the pan. ...
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Gas stove output

I have a small apartment Hotpoint gas stove that I routinely use for cooking every day meals as well as more elaborate ones using my hoard of kitchen equipment from omelette pans to cast iron wok. ...
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Did I ruin my stoneware dutch oven by heating it on a gas stove?

I was following this baked beans recipe. Relevant excerpt: Place a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat and stir in the bacon, onion, and jalapenos until enough fat has rendered from the bacon to ...
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How to clean an induction stove from overheat?

After all water in teapot was boiled, an empty teapot was left on the surface and stove was turned on. You can see the spot on the photo. Is there some ways to fix or clean this? Induction hob model ...
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Cooking steak in frying pan, problem with oil splatter

I was using canola oil and put the stove top setting on "high - 9". I read plenty of guides suggesting there will infact be oil splatter, but it was pretty excessive and burning my arm with one drop ...
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How do I cover up the white spots on my cast iron stove?

My friends brought me a paper bag full of peaches. I set the bag on my fisher cast iron stove, and I forgot about them. Lastnight, I picked up the bag to find the peach juice has bled through the ...
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Dangers of leaving food in an off gas oven

My gas stove manual warns not leave food in the oven while it's off either: More than an hour before cooking, or More than an hour after cooking I can't seem to find the reason why, or to tell if my ...
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How can I cheaply cook a bratwurst that is similar to a grilled brat with only access to an oven or stovetop?

I'm currently not TOO excited to spend $100-200+ for a propane grill. Is it possible to cook brats with a small budget (preferably around $20-30, but as high as a soft $50) and get that nice, crispy ...
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Can you safely use a cast-iron grill pan as a heat diffuser?

We recently got an earthenware tagine. However, being earthenware, it can't be directly exposed to the stove flames. The manual calls for a heat diffuser, but those are apparently impossible to find (...
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Does it matter that my pots are bigger than my ceremic cook top element?

I need to replace my ceramic cooktop which is ten years old, but now most of the cooktops within my budget have smaller elements, so my frypan will be larger than the elements. Does this matter?
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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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Stains off of a glass top stove [duplicate]

I have tried a number of the solutions listed on my stove top to no avail. The stains are white, like water stains & I can't figure out what they could be. Any suggestions?
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A few basic stove questions [closed]

When cooking oil doesn't spread well, how do I fix that without spray or spill? How often do I need to reapply oil? Which oils catch fire? Is safe to heat any types of dinner plates on the burner? ...
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How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I have an electric stove that makes it hard to adjust temperature rapidly. I normally cook steaks in cast iron pan which I put on the biggest stove circle, with the highest setting of 12. I noticed ...
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Stovetop Flank Steak

Let me start with some background info: 99% of the steaks I cook are strip skirt steaks because they are delicious and thin. This makes them ideal for stovetop cooking. I usually use a non-stick ...
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Cleaning white bubbles on induction stove

I recently moved into an apartment with an induction stove. After the first use with a designated pan, some white bubble marks have appeared. Has anyone had these types of stains? Any suggestions on ...
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How can I stove-cook meals for groups of 6-8 with only one burner?

I often host dinner parties for groups of 6-8 people at my apartment. I usually cook simple meat-based entrees using pan-frying, sauteeing, braising, poaching, etc., usually accompanied by rice/salad. ...
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How do I clean burnt milk from a glass-ceramic stove?

I have a glass-ceramic stove (Ceran), and I did spill some milk on it, which of course instantly burnt itself onto the surface. It seems resistant to any mild way of removing it, and I'm not sure how ...
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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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Why does my Wonder Pot now bake unevenly?

I've been using a Wonder Pot for a year and a half, mainly making cake and the occasional bread. Recently my cakes have started baking unevenly, with one half of the pot completing the baking before ...