Cooking on a Gas Stove.

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Hot2na
Cooking on a Gas Stove.

"Click. Click. Click. Poof!" - - and the burner is lit. That is step #1 that I have learned the past few days when cooking on a gas stove. Gas. Not propane. Gas. Not my beloved Viking ceramic flat/smooth top that now belongs to someone else in my former home. Ugh! Gas. I have never used a gas stove in my 40-something years of cooking. Sheltered life? No, just worked out that way.

Tonight when I was preparing dinner, my sound was a bit off: Click Click Click Click Click Click Click Poof ...POOF! And can I just say that the second poof took out my eyebrows. The extra clicks were a sure sign that something was wrong. Maybe that round dark piece in the middle that the flames come out of is clogged? It smelled like gas way too long before the multiple poofs. Dinner turned out fine eventually. I'll need new cookware in a month or sooner.

There must be someone here that has a gas stove or experience cooking on one. I have noticed that food/water cooks nearly 80% faster! I was amazed, and obviously not prepared for that feature.

Help.

   

   

PinkyV02
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lmao... your POOF! reminded me of my old stove... lmao.. I almost toasted my eyebrows a few times w/ that darn stove lol! i do remember that when it would act up we would quickly tap the top a few times and bam.. it worked!! weird...

 

 

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Hot2na
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[quote=PinkyV02]i do remember that when it would act up we would quickly tap the top a few times and bam.. it worked!![/quote]

okay then tomorrow i'm taking it apart and cleaning it w/a toothbrush. maybe it is clogged. a bachelor owned this home before me. no telling what could be spilt in there.

 

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Bear
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 I'm the polar opposite.  I loathe electric.  Had one in our beach house for a minute until my mother drove my father insane until he had a gas line run down to the house.  It never occured to me when we moved here to Ellie Maeville that there are towns WITHOUT gas lines.   So after the initial shock - okay complete melt down - I realize propane would not be a bad second.  Though I looked at your viking top and I did for a moment envy the idea of not have so many powder coated pieces to try to keep clean - I still would trade my gas (I know it's propane, but I prefer to pretend it's gas) for electric.

You must not only keep your components clean, they must be dry.  Any little bit of water hanging out in the holes of the burner... bad, very bad.  I suggest that along with your toothbrush (perfect, by the way) you get some tooth picks.  I had a hand steam cleaning gadget that I use for heavy cleaning.  Be careful what cleaning products you use - some can really clog those darn holes - less product, more elbow grease. 

Honestly, I give all you electric cookers lots of credit.  I'm a great cook and baker, but I can't imagine using anything but gas(propane).

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Hot2na
Cooking on a Gas Stove.

Bare wrote:
I'm a great cook and baker, but I can't imagine using anything but gas(propane).

you are right junie.bare. i am now pretty much adjusted to cooking on the gas (CH4) stove now. i do like it. yes, food cooks much much quicker. and i have found that it cooks evenly.

since the moving company would not transport our propane tanks for our grill, we have also done w/out the bar-b-que for the past 5-6 weeks. so, have had no choice but to learn how to use and cook in the oven(s), besides baking bread and goodies.

now, if anyone can recommend a good method and recipe for cooking steak that does not involve an outside grill, i'm begging for it.

 

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LadyCerridwen48
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Hot2na wrote:

now, if anyone can recommend a good method and recipe for cooking steak that does not involve an outside grill, i'm begging for it.

 

Doesn't your range have a broiler?  It'll take you a time or 3 to get used to just how far to put the meat from the broiler, and how long to cook each side, but you can do steaks in the oven.  Actually, if it's a small steak, the broiler function on your toaster oven will work just fine, too.

 

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Hot2na
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LadyCerridwen48 wrote:

Doesn't your range have a broiler?

i see "broiler" in the setting/knob. that's the drawer/area underneath. right? i've never used a/the broiler. ever.

 

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LadyCerridwen48
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Treat it like a grill, with the flames up top instead of down below, and tweak your cooking times from there if necessary. 

In some kitchen ranges, it's the drawer underneath, in some, that's storage, and the broiler is actually in the oven, allowing for more control over how far from the heat your food is.  Either way, you might want to start playing with it, it's too darn cold to BBQ for a few more months.

 

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Hot2na
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LadyCerridwen48 wrote:
In some kitchen ranges, it's the drawer underneath, in some, that's storage, and the broiler is actually in the oven, allowing for more control over how far from the heat your food is.  Either way, you might want to start playing with it, it's too darn cold to BBQ for a few more months.

oh hellz. here we go again. learning curve. i'm going to now rely on you. ready for that lady.c?

i just looked in the kitchen. i have 2 ovens. one on top, one on the bottom. the control panel is on the top. no knobs as i stated, it is digital. i see Broil Hi/Lo. no drawer under either so it is inside. i found broiler trays/pans in the bottom one. must be used for storage because it looks brand new inside.

yes, husband of mine agrees w/you. he said the grill would not keep the food warm enough or cook properly due to the cold. i personally do not know enough otherwise to call him on the carpet!

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CritterKeeper
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Yes the broiler is the way to go. That's the one on the bottom that looks like a drawer most likely. Like LadyC stated, it's almost just like a grill, but the flames come from the top. And well, cleaning can be a pain... line the broiler pan with foil, make it easy on yourself. If you have a hi/lo on the broiler setting, i'd go with lo. Many just say "broil"

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Hot2na
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critterkeeper wrote:

Yes the broiler is the way to go. That's the one on the bottom that looks like a drawer most likely. Like LadyC stated, it's almost just like a grill, but the flames come from the top. And well, cleaning can be a pain... line the broiler pan with foil, make it easy on yourself. If you have a hi/lo on the broiler setting, i'd go with lo. Many just say "broil"

i think i do have a double oven, but the broiler on each is inside. there is no extra or bottom drawer. just two ovens that look like regular ovens. although they both say "convection" as well.

i'll try it out tomorrow when everyone is gone! but i need steak recipes. all i've cooked is chicken and pork. every ef'ing way possible. i/they need BEEF!

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