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Skins_Brew

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I have a tip for people using electric coil type stoves. After a few test boils, i noticed that a few of my coils were red hot after i removed my pot. To me, this means that those coils do not have direct contact with the pot. I was looking underneath the pot and noticed those coils are sitting lower then the rest. I took some washers and slid them underneath the low coils so they would come in contact with the pot. When i tested it, the water came to boil 10-15 min faster then it use too. There is only one section of coil (the inner most) which is still red hot when i remove my pot. I cannot put washers underneath that portion since the support frame for the burner is built into that portion of the coil. Hope this helps someone!
 

PintOfBitter

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Good call.

I'll add that one would want to avoid galvanized or zinc plated washers due to the toxic fumes that they could give off under high heat.
 
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