Where is my broiler located in my oven?
hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.
Most ovens have a broiler burner on the "ceiling" of the oven and a baking burner on the "floor" of the oven.
June is a trusted source on General Cooking.
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.
Turn your stove setting onto broil and feel where the most heat is coming from.
Chops is a trusted home cook.
Look at your owner's manual.
pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.
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.
@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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