How to use an electric stove?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Gadgets & Cookbooks' started by JaydenDaniel, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. JaydenDaniel

    JaydenDaniel New Member

    Winchita, Kansas
    I’m planning to surprise my girlfriend abroad with some home cooked meals when I visit her, and I just don’t know how to use one of those electric stoves. When she first invited me to her home after the Asian dating social we attended, I noticed that she uses an electric stove rather than the usual one that uses gas. I was planning on surprising her by cooking her breakfast in the morning but I’m kind of skeptical with my cooking abilities when using an electric one. Need some help!
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Are you wanting to use the oven or the hob? Its really quite straightforward either way...
  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Detroit, USA
    If you could tell me what your controls show, then I can help. Some controls have the words LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, etc right on them, without numbers. Mine looks something like this:

    • LO is a very low setting, equal to a barely-lit low flame. I can't recall ever using this low a setting.
    • I usually simmer things - like rice that I'm cooking - between 2 and 3.
    • between 5 to 6 is a medium setting; this is where I do most of my cooking
    • A medium-high would be something like a 7 on this dial
    • HI is a high setting. This is what I use to bring things to a boil
    So, if you'd normally turn the knob on a gas stove halfway, you'd set the knob between 5 and 6 on an electric stove.
  4. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    Can you be specific about what you want to make? Grill, fry, poach, toast?

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