haha I know I started this thread promising I'd take everyone's advice, but yesterday I learned what it meant to flambe the hard way :-P I had a display similar to the one in the picture. Totally not something I expected to see :-)
So I unknowingly poured the alcohol into this one while it was on the stove, but it didn't ignite. Should I consider myself VERY lucky or are you not in danger of alcohol igniting on-the-pour if you pour direct into a pan that's on an electric stove?
Welcome to DC - and that is one impressive flame!!!
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