Gas stove flame set too high


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Old 03-08-15, 01:06 PM
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Gas stove flame set too high

Perhaps this is a crazy question but is there a way I can get my stove to a lower setting for simmering or cooking low? All burners are way too high.

In advance, thank you
 
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Old 03-08-15, 01:29 PM
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With most gas stoves you can pull off the control handle and there is a hollow tube with an adjustment at the end. Sometimes you can look in and see it.

Set the burner to low and using a small flat screwdriver turn the screw. I believe clockwise is lower. You shouldn't need to turn it much.
 
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Old 03-08-15, 02:54 PM
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They also make heat dissipaters (kind of a perforated flat plate that goes between the burner and the pan) that can help with that. I had the same issue at my last place. Even on low I couldn't simmer a sauce w/o it boiling and scorching and there was no adjustment that I could find.

I'm so happy that this rental has a stove with different size burners, obvious by the size of the caps. 2 high, 1 med, 1 low. Works great.
 

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Old 03-08-15, 03:14 PM
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I agree... different size burners is ideal.

Sometimes the burners are set intentionally high so that they don't blow out on low flame.
 
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Old 03-11-15, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion although we didn't have anything behind any of the handles. It would have been ideal though.
 
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Old 03-11-15, 06:06 PM
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If you pull the handle off..... look above or below the control shaft.... you may see the adjustment screw there instead.

If not.... post the model number so I can look up the valves it uses.

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(center of shaft adjustment)
 
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Old 03-11-15, 06:06 PM
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Thanks I'll check for the plates!
 
 

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