Cooking on a Gas Stove.

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Anonymous Visitor
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My husband thinks he has to let the frying pan heat up for a few minutes with nothing in it before cooking something on our GAS stove. can someone please explain to him why this is bad for the pan to let it get that hot with nothing in it? thanks, Kellie

Niebr
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its not that its clogged, its just that it takes a good 3-8 clicks to light, it happens to me all the time, the first time i did use a gas stove (electric for the first 15 years) i lost some arm and eyebrow hair, (face too close and i was waving the stupid thing)
which i found out works now, just wave your hand over it and itll light in 3-5 clicks,

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked
~Niebr~

PrincessB
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2na, I have always used a gas stove, and that has never happened to me! The old owners might have spilled something in it and didn't clean it properly, but I couldn't tell you.

I know with my own stove we have the "light" and then the heat settings, after a couple of clicks I have to turn the nob to high and that is what lights it.

Hot2na
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[quote=PrincessB] I know with my own stove we have the "light" and then the heat settings, after a couple of clicks I have to turn the nob to high and that is what lights it.[/quote]

yes - yes! that is what husband of mine said to do. but this evening, i must have attempted too many times in the click-click-click step because it smelt like the whole place could torch. i'll clean it in the AM, then try again. thanks love.

 

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Stevie
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I have a modern ceramic cooktop and I much prefer gas.  If I had gas, I'd keep my wok out all the time.  I'm an awesome Chinese chef (I missed my calling) but you can't quite get the authentic flava without a wok at high heat.

Hot2na
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[quote=Stevie]I have a modern ceramic cooktop and I much prefer gas. [/quote]

hmm, i do hope that i can share that confidence soon! here is my former love, the viking electric radiant cooktop:

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Stevie
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I have a similar Frigidaire w/4 burners.  OK for pans I guess.  But you now have gas!  You MUST go out and find a hand-hammered Chinese wok.  Not a fancy flat-bottomed wok-shaped pan made by Calphalon but an actual round-bottom steel wok with a metal lid.  And some peanut oil for cooking.  If it's new, you'll need to season it in an oven (remove the wooden handle first).  And go to a Chinese grocery and stock up!

Man... give me a gas stove, my old wok, and I can make a spicy lo mein that will light up your life.

Wonderland
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yes try to clean it.  and always, always be sure that once you're done cooking, the nob is set to 'off'.  i know that sounds logical and why would i even have to say it but this is why- i once thought i turned off the stove.  turns out i didn't fully turn the nob into the off position.  the whole kitchen started smelling like gas right before i was going to bed.  well, thank goodness for that cause i would have just gone to bed without realizing...ya, i'm not allowed to play with the big kid toys unsupervised apparently.  lol. 

 

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PrincessB
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Don't feel bad, I think everyone with a gas range has done that at some point.

iamthedevil
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I don't do no darn cookin', gas stove/oven or otherwise. But I do understand that its a generally bad idea to stick your head in a gas oven and keep it there a while.

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