Originally Posted by mumu
I don't drive a car but do drive a tractor.
hmmm, this might be a bit of a stretch then, but think of it this way;
Suppose you want to go from 0 to 60. There are two ways to do it; one is to barely push on the accelerator and take forever to reach your speed; The other way is to push down hard on the accelerator, get there more quickly, but risk overshooting a bit and having to back off a lot when you get there.
It's the same with bringing something to a simmer. You can get there slow or get their fast, but if you are going to get there fast you need to pay closer attention. And if you are going to get there fast with something thick it will need stirred often as thick stuff doesn't agitate itself like thinner stuff. That's why some people burn the meatballs in the spaghetti sauce.
Stop trying to figure out your knobs and start paying more attention to what's in the pot. It's the end result that counts.