Hi, LuckyDuck. Welcome to DC. Our daughter and her husband live in L.A., too. They're not far from the "Hollywood" sign. Her husband just finished his degree in animation and has his eyes on Pixar. He's very good. But, of course, I'm biased.
Stay with us a long while and you'll definitely become more familiar with your stovetop. There's lots to learn and plenty of friendly, helpful members willing to share. Enjoy!
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!