"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Appliances
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Uneven burners, how to level?

Has anyone experienced a electric stove top burner that isn't level. I put a skillet on top of the burner and any liquid runs to one side. Both of my large burners do this. The oven is level which i have checked and the element is sitting in the drip pan tray correctly. The unit is a Kenmore somewhere around a 98 model. Does anyone have any ideas what to do?


Mack V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 01:00 AM   #2
Assistant Cook
Ardor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 45
I have the same problem actually... Never found a way to even it as well.

A university student in New Zealand.
Ardor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
Sous Chef
vyapti's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 877
Send a message via Yahoo to vyapti
make sure that the burner is sitting squarely on the rim. If it is, and it's still unlevel, you can put a piece of tin foil under one portion of the rim to even it out.
vyapti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
Executive Chef
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
the old coil style electric burner is a pain. I use the steel burner plates available from Nordic Ware. (you may also be able to find cast iron ones) These heat quickly, transfer heat evenly, and are heavy so they hold the burner down...(slight warpage and coil twisting is the usual cause of the uneveness.) THey are an inexpensive upgrade and worth it I think. I turn the burner off about a minute before the dish is through cooking because the plate maintains the heat for a bit.
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 08:48 AM   #5
Chief Eating Officer
GB's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,545
Yep mine are uneven as well. I have always just dealt with it. I may give the aluminum foil trick a try.
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 09:04 AM   #6
Head Chef
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 1,285
I found out that it wasn't my burner but an uneven pan. The bottom was warped.
thumpershere2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
Assistant Cook
Ardor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 45
I removed mine and scraped off some build up around where you poke it in... It leveled a bit, but not much.

A university student in New Zealand.
Ardor is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Cooking News & Tips Straight to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Cooking info to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]