Originally Posted by Ma23456
I can't find the smoke ... And elaborate more on these heat sticks which you speak of
Check out the DIY forum, there's info in there.... or do a search. You'd probably need at least 2 to do a boil... I'm not sure how much power you can draw in a typical kitchen outlet, you'll probably have to ask some questions to find out.
Personally I wrap foil UNDER two burners and up around the pot as insulation and it works well on my stove. I get smoke for about 5 seconds, then the foil 'settles in' and does its job.
If your stove smokes when you turn it on, it's totally unusable. Either get a new one or file a complaint with your landlord.