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Where is my broiler located in my oven?

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hardlikearmour

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added over 6 years ago

Most ovens have a broiler burner on the "ceiling" of the oven and a baking burner on the "floor" of the oven.

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ChefJune

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added over 6 years ago

Depends whether your oven is gas or electric. If electric, it's most likely the way hla described above. If it's a gas burner, likely there's a separate unit either above or below your oven.

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SKK
added over 6 years ago

Turn your stove setting onto broil and feel where the most heat is coming from.

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added over 6 years ago

Look at your owner's manual.

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pierino

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added over 6 years ago

Have you tried cranking it up to its highest setting and then sticking your head inside? Here's something I learned from recently purchasing a new gas range; broiler pans are no longer standard equipment. They have to be purchased separately even from the top appliance makers.

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added over 6 years ago

@ChefJune, not necessarily. My gas range has the broiler unit in the top of the oven cavity, and on the "bake" setting, the flame is on the bottom. I think only the really older gas models had a separate broiler drawer.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 6 years ago

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