Need Gas Hot Plate That Will Slow Simmer

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by raibeaux, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. raibeaux

    raibeaux

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    Hi, All.

    I want to get a gas hot plate to replace my practically-useless electric one.  Only thing, I need it to be able to slowly simmer as well as normal cooking.  I can't use it if it won't do the simmering (rice, veg., stock, etc.), but I absolutely hate this electric plate (208V).

    I've noticed several brands, and some speak of dual burner setup (double burner rings, I assume),  Is this what I am looking for, or does it not exist.

    Thanks very much.

    Raibeaux
     
  2. patrick spriggs

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    you can buy heat diffusers to go on your gas stoves. that will solve your simmering problem.
     
  3. ed buchanan

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    Take the tops of # 10 cans about 4 or 5 of them and put them over the  open burner this is a defuser that works, cost nothing and is disposable
     
  4. raibeaux

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    Sorry, I was not very clear.  I don't have a gas range in my kitchen.  I'm using a double 208V electric hot plate for my cooking.  Most of our cooking is with flat grill, fryers, and a 48" gas steak grill.  I have the gas hookup for the gas hot plate, but I don't know which one to buy.  Probably will go with either a four-burner or six-burner.  I don't really need another oven, using an oversize Blodgett convection for oven work.

    Just trying to find out which hot plate would be best for both high temp cooking and simmering. 

    Thanks much.

    Ray
     
  5. patrick spriggs

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  6. raibeaux

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    Oh, for crying out loud!  My wife always told me I was thick-headed.  DIFFUSERS...CAN TOPS!!

    So it doesn't make a difference, any gas hot plate will do.  DUH!

    She'll be proud.  Only took two days for it to sink in.  Usually takes a lot longer...if it ever does.

    Thanks for the advice, gonna get me one a them things. 

    Thanks again.

    Ray