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simmer plate

I just moved and my new apt has a gas stove. its near impossible to get the heat low enough to simmer my food. Anyone have a good rec for a simmer plate?

asked by LarainBK over 6 years ago

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jmburns
added over 6 years ago

There are "flame tamers". Basically a metal disk to diffuse the heat. Most cook stores will have them.

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Sadassa_Ulna
added over 6 years ago

I have this one and use it a lot: http://www.lascosascooking.com/ILSA-7-Cast-Iron-Heat-Diffuser-With-Removable-Handle/PAMHIAOBEGIEOGBI/product

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Melusine
added over 6 years ago

If you want to spend some money, Kuhn Rikon makes a couple of sizes -- they last forever.

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jmburns
added over 6 years ago

I agree and have two. Just remember that you must let them cool on the stove top. My wife put one in sink because of a boil over and it cupped. It now does not make contact with the bottom of the pot/pan and is ineffective. Hence the second one.

bugbitten
added over 6 years ago

An old idea that works is to roll some aluminum foil into a snake. Put the ends of the snake together to form a hoop, then let your pot rest on top of that.

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