Originally Posted by mumu
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.