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Flammable gas emitted by sausage

Cured meat should not be emitting methane- or any other flammable gas. That would be an indicator of advanced spoilage and you would notice the smell. A more likely culprit, in my opinion, would be ...
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Getting even heat on a gas stove

As these are rented places, I suspect part of the problem is cheap thin-based pans, especially very thin steel. I have similar gas rings at home and mostly don't have an issue - but I have a choice ...
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How can I compare heat levels from burners?

It is not a property of the stove (or the markings on it). Words like "medium heat" actually refer to the speed at which your food is cooking, and there are a lot of factors which contribute to that. ...
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Flammable gas emitted by sausage

It's spitting hot fat - still a liquid rather than a gas. This then touches the element and ignites. Sometimes more ignites than other times. You get the same effect when frying, even without added ...
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Getting even heat on a gas stove

You could get one of these: It's called a heat diffuser, and they come in many different shapes, sizes, and price ranges. A cheap one will probably do the job well enough, though might break over ...
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Gases used in packaging food?

CO2 is carbon dioxide and N2 is Nitrogen gas. In either case, this is referred to as "Modified atmosphere packaging", which means the food is packaged in something other than simply "...
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Is MAPP gas safe for searing meat and Creme Brulee etc?

Propane and butane are very commonly used fuels in kitchen torches, MAPP gas is less common but can also be used on food. Propane burns hotter than butane, and MAPP gas is even hotter, so if you're ...
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Figuring out gas oven temperature numbered 1 through 7

The mode selector dial looks more appropriate for an electric oven, but it's still (almost) certainly a "Gas Mark" scale. It used to be common, though modern gas oven usually have Celsius. ...
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Getting even heat on a gas stove

Move the pan continuously At least in my cooking experience, the part where you would care about even heat mostly is some kind of browning process and tends to not lasts very long. If you move the pan ...
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How can I compare heat levels from burners?

Fortunately, temperatures don't usually need to be as precise in stovetop cooking as in baking. When you do need precise temperatures, you can stick a thermometer in the pan. This can be useful for ...
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How to unclog the stove

The jets can be unscrewed, using a properly sized wrench, and cleaned with an appropriately sized cleaner. Once clean they can screwed back in. They are typically made from brass and are soft. Using ...
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How can I cook more efficiently in a campervan using a single pot over a gas-powered flame?

I've done a lot a single ring camping cooking. My camper van has a bit more kitchen than yours but I still take a similar approach when staying in it and going to work. Here's a typical example that ...
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gas range hack for greater power output: does it work?

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, unless you are prepared to put out a big fire. I have tried this at home and it does work. I love to cook in a wok, but traditional stoves don't make this easy. Traditional ...
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Is it safe to lower the gas on a dual ring burner so that only the inner ring is lit?

This is almost certainly normal and how the ring is supposed to work, and it should be perfectly safe to use it this way as the gas is cut off when you turn the ring down. I have these types of ring ...
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Getting even heat on a gas stove

One technique I found useful when I cooked on gas was to more extensively pre-heat the pan. This doesn't work perfectly on thin metal pans, as you probably will see in a lot of short-term rentals, ...
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Can an induction hob heat a wok as much as a gas burner?

TL;DR: you can make this work, but it will require adaptation, and you need to get a high-powered burner Despite not being Asian, I cook in my woks a lot. When I shopped for a new stove, I chose to ...
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gas range hack for greater power output: does it work?

It would most likely be unsafe, but, most stoves do have a small brass nozzle which limits the flow of gas at the point before it mixes with air, under the the aluminum disk which has the multiple ...
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Visual standard for gas flame levels

An issue you'll have to deal with is diameter. A high flame on a smaller ring may put out more or less heat than a low flame on a bigger ring. While you might think the pan size would cancel that out, ...
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Getting Crisp Bacon In A Gas Oven

I've cooked plenty of crispy bacon in plenty of ovens— gas and electric, commercial and home, with and without convection— and I really doubt the browning of bacon could be noticeably retarded by ...
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Is it always possible to visually determine if it's gas or electic stove?

Gas stoves will always have "open" heating elements because the gas requires oxygen in order to burn and generate heat. Anytime you see a closed, glassed-over heating element, the heat is electric in ...
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cooking with a round based clay pot on an electric stove

I wouldn't recommend it. You're going to be generating a large heat differential between top & bottom, even if you manage to find a heat 'spreader' capable of properly heating the entire lower ...
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How can I compare heat levels from burners?

Judging stovetop heat is difficult which is why many just learn the stove tops they uses. I believe your asking about the heat output, in BTUs, of a burner. As electric stoves usually have a slower ...
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gas range hack for greater power output: does it work?

Tried it, it works. You need to disassemble the burner. In my case, there are porcelain-coated metal disks which sit on an aluminum piece (which contains the sparking ignitor and has slots to ...
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Why doesn’t my gas oven cook well?

I had (have) a similar problem with my GE profile range oven. I finally put a probe thermometer in there and tested it for at various settings. I found the oven took much longer than it claimed to ...
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Does food cooked in firewood taste different than that which is cooked in gas?

"Taste better" is entirely opinion based and unanswerable with anything but opinion. As to does it taste different, absolute. How different depends on application and technique. Different woods ...
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Gas leak (and flames) around burner intake

It looks like the burner tube is not sliding back far enough onto the gas outlet on the control valve. Then some gas leaks there instead of going into the burner. All the gas should go into the burner ...
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How to unclog the stove

It’s probably clogged with water. So if you wait long enough at most a day I’d say. The residual water should evaporate unclogging itself.
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Are these both ways okay to lower the flame in these types of gas stoves?

I don't know exactly which type of valve they are using, but they all pretty much work the same. You seem to be imagining the gas flow curve to look like this: The difference between the two sides is ...
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Reduce flame maximum on cooktop

The short answer is no, there's no practical way to reduce the heat output of your cooktop without so much modification you may as well buy a new really horrible one with pathetically small burners. ...
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How to simulate an oven when what you actually have is a gas stove?

I make garlic bread, Naan style on the stove top. You can use a basic bread dough like Hugh Fernley Whittingstalls basic bread dough (google it). Just prepare the dough, shape it into flat breads and ...
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