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Old 08-31-2008, 06:39 PM   #11
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I've got a low BTU burner on my gas stove and a high BTU burner, also. After using this stove for almost seven years, I wish they were all the same size. It kinda limits what pot you put where. Sometimes my smallest pot is the one I am doing the most with. Mix in a few other things you are cooking on the stovetop and you end up putting something too big on that little burner. You might be able to crank the flame up, but it still doesn't heat much of the bottom of the pan or pot.

JMO. My next stove won't have this if I can help it.

Nice seeing all the advantages of a gas stove. I have never cooked on an electric one in my life. My parents had to switch to electric when they sold their house and moved into a condo. I think they complained about it for two year. It's all what you get used to I guess.
With my stove, the burners are different sizes, but it has grates that cover the top, so you can put any size pot over the burners. And it also has a simmer burner and a high-BUT burner. And if a breeze threatens to blow out the flame, it automagically relights it. Here it is.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:53 PM   #12
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Oh. How do you adjust the temperature, then, when the knobs are on the back of the stove?
You reach the knobs from the CENTER of the top of the stove, never over a boiling pot or sizzling pan. Bring your hand from the center to the knob. If you've never cooked on electric then I don't blame you for not knowing. It's so simple.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:58 PM   #13
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You reach the knobs from the CENTER of the top of the stove, never over a boiling pot or sizzling pan. Bring your hand from the center to the knob. If you've never cooked on electric then I don't blame you for not knowing. It's so simple.
What? The center of the top of the stove? Physically impossible. My knobs are in direct line with the burners and as funky as my wrist is, it doesn't bend that way. The only knob in the middle controls my oven, not my burners.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:21 PM   #14
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On both the electrics I use the control knobs are outside of the line of fire. It's quite easy to adjust them and not worry about burning body parts.
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OK, the key here is the knobs are on a back splash - not sitting directly on the surface of the stove. Isn't that what you mean, DQ? These knobs are easily reached if you reach around either side of the stove...you don't have to reach right over a hot pot.
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Excuse the splatters from dinner last night, but as you can see from this photo, the knobs line up with the burners.

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Excuse the splatters from dinner last night, but as you can see from this photo, the knobs line up with the burners.

I wish my stove had spatters - that would mean I had cooked something

I see now - but they can still be easily accessed from reaching around the side to the back...at least that's how I remember doing it (coming in via your spice rack so to speak).
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:48 PM   #18
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With my stove, the burners are different sizes, but it has grates that cover the top, so you can put any size pot over the burners. And it also has a simmer burner and a high-BUT burner. And if a breeze threatens to blow out the flame, it automagically relights it. Here it is.
Really? Grates? What a novel concept.

What I said was, I like a flame that is appropriate for the pot or pan's size. Putting a 12 inch pan over a flame that can only fan out 3-1/2 inches just doesn't seem right to me No matter how high the flame can turn on.

Your mileage may vary....
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Excuse the splatters from dinner last night, but as you can see from this photo, the knobs line up with the burners.

OK. I've never cooked on an electric stove before, but the ones I have seen all had the knobs off to the one side.

That looks like that could present a problem. What a stupid place for the knobs, right on the back like that.... weird.
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OK. I've never cooked on an electric stove before, but the ones I have seen all had the knobs off to the one side.

That looks like that could present a problem. What a stupid place for the knobs, right on the back like that.... weird.
All mine have been like this except on this one even the oven is near the heat. The oven is the farthest from the left in the picture.
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