I have read
before that broiling in your oven means that the top burner of your oven gets turned on and it acts like an upside down grill.
I tried broiling some fish last night. When I looked in my oven, I can see flames coming from the bottom of my oven (underneath the bottom panel from a burner obviously) but I see absolutely nothing at the top.
As a result, I moved my fish from close to the top of my oven down to the bottom. When I did this, the fish started sizzling up and splattering. It appeared as though the broiler is indeed at the bottom of my oven and not the top.
Is it possible that certain types of ovens put the broiler on the bottom?
I looked on the label of my oven, it is made by GE. It has a website listed on it so it can't be that old. It says on their "waist high broiler (if so equipped)", not sure what that means. I have a drawer on the bottom with a pan for broiling, with a rack and pan underneath it to catch juices.
Anyway, I am just wondering if the broiler is on the top or bottom of my oven. I have read it is at the top but I only see a flame on the bottom. Is this common or not, or is the broiler in the oven not easily visible?