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Old 03-02-2012, 06:03 PM   #11
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A common problem with gas ranges, mine included, is that they can be incapable of a mere simmer. I have to use a heat diffuser on the smallest "simmer burner" to keep it down to a simmer. Otherwise, it's a steady low boil.

And whether you maintain a simmer or not, may depend on whether the pot is covered or not. No recipe can reliably tell you to simmer on medium.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #12
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I have 4 burners on my stove. Two are high output, one is normal and the last is a simmer burner. The smallest is less than half the power of the largest. The setting on each burner is different to keep a pot simmering.

If a recipe is telling you to set a burner to medium or low to maintain a simmer, it's a poorly written recipe.

Use your bigger burner (it's faster) to get the pot boiling then keep adjusting the burner until the pot maintains a a simmer.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #13
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what is your thoughts on that web site I said to go to cookthiswaynotthataway..
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #14
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what is your thoughts on that web site I said to go to cookthiswaynotthataway..
Doesn't sound interesting enough to be worth visiting, particularly since they don't seem to know what a simmer is.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #15
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Simmer down, everybody.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #16
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what is your thoughts on that web site I said to go to cookthiswaynotthataway..
I cannot get to that site, that address keeps throwing an error.
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what is your thoughts on that web site I said to go to cookthiswaynotthataway..

I couldn't get on the site either.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #18
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sorry the last word isn't away it is just way...cookthiswaynotthatway
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #19
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hi guys,

I just typed in google simmering temper. And a site came up called there is simmering and then there is simmering ...(cookthiswaynotthatway)
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Neither "way" or "away" seems to work for me.

Bad website, I'm thinking.
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