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Old 06-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Is there such a setting or heat setting called high medium heat? Or is it just only low, medium,high and medium low, medium high and high? No high medium or anything high.... Thanks.

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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I have three settings between my high and medium settings. So I can choose full high, high, medium high, and low high. The same with my medium and low settings.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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High medium or medium high is just the point on the knob part way between medium and high. If your burner knob is numbered from 1 to 10 (for example), medium is 5. Medium low is between 1 and 5. Medium high is between 5 and 10.

We've had this discussion before. The proper setting for the burner is where you get the cooking results you require. Remember the "simmer" discussion.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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Addie.. U said medium high for your three high heat settings. When u say medium high is that the same when some one say medium high heat....I was thinking that would be between medium and high Wouldn't for high be called high medium heat?
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Why is it medium high would be a range of numbers5-10 and medium low 1-5? And medium a 5. Thanks
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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If the burner knob is numbeerd from 1-10, 5 is half way so that would be medium. Numbers higher than 5 would be hotter, heading towards high around 9 and 10. The numbers lower than 5 would be cooler, heading towards low around 1 or 2.
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Ok ..but if its heading say to the higher mark is there special names these settings called? Or lower ?
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If the burner knob is numbeerd from 1-10, 5 is half way so that would be medium. Numbers higher than 5 would be hotter, heading towards high around 9 and 10. The numbers lower than 5 would be cooler, heading towards low around 1 or 2.
Well, you're actually heading towards high the moment the knob leaves 5 for a higher number. You don't need the knob to be 9 or 10 to be heading towards high, but you are closer to high at 9 than say... 8 or 7.
And conversely, as soon as the knob leaves 5 on it's way to a lower number you are heading towards low, even before reaching 1 or 2, but of course if the knob is at 1 you have reached low, completing bypassing medium/low and low/medium. And at the opposite end once the knob reaches 10 you are at high. Unless you turn the knob too far and turn the burner off.
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Ok ..but if its heading say to the higher mark is there special names these settings called? Or lower ?
In between medium and high is medium high.

In between medium and low is medium low.

YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR JUDGEMENT. BASE THE KNOB SETTING ON WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN IN THE PAN, NOT WHAT WORDS DESCRIBE THE SETTING.

If you want a full rolling boil, any setting that gives you a full rolling boil is fine. If you want a simmer, any setting that gives you a simmer is fine.

Because every stove is different, you have to go by the result rather than the setting name. If the person writing the recipe used a professional stove and you are cooking on a home stove, the settings could very well be different. It also depends on the size and shape of the pan and how much food is in it. Bigger flat pans need a higher heat to accomplish the same result you get at a lower setting for a smaller pan.
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