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Old 05-26-2019, 09:19 PM   #1
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Stove burners too hot

Is there any way to make the low setting on the stove top lower? It's too high to simmer, and food burns easily.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:26 PM   #2
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I tried and ended up buying a diffuser that sits on top of the burner.

https://www.amazon.com/Simmer-Flame-...%2C703&sr=8-12
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Raise the pan/pot twice as high to make a lower heat source. What stove/trailer are we talking about. I find the 3 burner Suburban propane stove doesn't boil big pots of water fast enough...
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Talking about a 2017 Rockford Mini Lite. I'll look for a diffuser as suggested. Thanks.
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You can use a large tin can lid.
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:17 PM   #6
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Is there any way to make the low setting on the stove top lower? It's too high to simmer, and food burns easily.
Propane stove? You can pull the knobs off and use a thin flat-blade screwdriver to adjust the minimum level for each burner. Be careful. Just change it a little at a time. If you get it too low, a gust of wind when someone opens the door could blow out the flame. (Probably why they set the bottom of the range so high.)

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[QUOTE=bob213;2104625]I tried and ended up buying a diffuser that sits on top of the burner.]

X2. We use the cast iron version:

https://www.amazon.com/Diffuser-Plat...s%2C204&sr=8-4
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:55 PM   #8
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I had the same problem, so I bought a 2-burner electric cookplate. Small and large burners, able to set pretty low, to cook things like chili and stews without scorching. PLUS: using the electricity instead of your propane. The unit is small enough to shove under the kitchen sink [a shelf is there], and doesn't take up much counter space. If I am using it alone, I just put it on top of the stove-glass.
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I had the same problem, so I bought a 2-burner electric cookplate. Small and large burners, able to set pretty low, to cook things like chili and stews without scorching. PLUS: using the electricity instead of your propane. The unit is small enough to shove under the kitchen sink [a shelf is there], and doesn't take up much counter space. If I am using it alone, I just put it on top of the stove-glass.
For the rare occasion I'm on shore or generator power I use one of those Induction units (as seen on TV). Boils water quicker than even propane burners and it can be throttled down to just make a bubble in a pot of chili every once in a while.

Been meaning to get a diffuser but so far I've just resorted to a lot of stirring.
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Save yourself the trouble and buy a Caso 1800w induction plate, 12 temp settings no flame no gas shuts off in 2 seconds, I can saute onions and garlic and never splatter a drop, cast iron pan, 139 bucks on Amazon German made, solved our problems.
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