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Old 03-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #51
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we have a simmer burner on our stove,but all it does is keep it warm....more of a holding place i say,is this right.I couldn't put a pot of sauce on here,it wouldn't be warm all the way thru unless i left it for along time. Thats what happen last night. Is that the way these work.? For little stuff like melt butter or sauces ok for.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #52
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I'm mastering slow simmer on top of the woodstove...I have several "flat" 1" thick stones from Lake of the Woods that I employ to elevate the pot if the fire is too hot...on my electric stove, I have to have the burner on low to maintain a steady simmer that doesn't get too hot and cause stuff to stick to the bottom of the pan.
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we have a simmer burner on our stove,but all it does is keep it warm....more of a holding place i say,is this right.I couldn't put a pot of sauce on here,it wouldn't be warm all the way thru unless i left it for along time. Thats what happen last night. Is that the way these work.? For little stuff like melt butter or sauces ok for.
It's difficult to say for sure. If you start the pot of sauce on a regular burner and bring it to a boil then move it to the simmer burner, it should maintain a simmer. BUT YOU'D HAVE TO SET THE SIMMER BURNER ON MEDIUM HIGH OR HIGH because it's a weaker burner.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #54
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thanks,but the simmer burner doesnt give me any options...we checked it.So,are they suppose to have options? Sorry to ask this but ours dont.
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thanks,but the simmer burner doesnt give me any options...we checked it.So,are they suppose to have options? Sorry to ask this but ours dont.

Do you mean the simmer burner is not adjustable?
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yes..one position,,,,,just looked again it is one position....thats why i say to melt butter ok to use or a sauce.
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yes..one position,,,,,just looked again it is one position....thats why i say to melt butter ok to use or a sauce.

So, if you bring a pot to a boil on another burner and move it to the simmer burner, what happens?
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after awhile the simmer goes down to a very very little bubble,and if do say chili there say for hours really only the bottom is warm but not all the way thru......would have to leave it there for a long while .
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after awhile the simmer goes down to a very very little bubble,and if do say chili there say for hours really only the bottom is warm but not all the way thru......would have to leave it there for a long while .
Sounds useless for big pots. I guess you'll have to stick to the other three burners.
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That sounds like a "Shabbos burner". I saw those on stoves in Israel. You can put the food on that burner before the Sabbath starts and leave it on without risk of burning and no one has to touch the dials.

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It's usually in the middle, between the other four burners.
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