Well, we can’t have everything, can we?
There’s some meme going around that talks about how ‘you know you are an adult when you have a favorite burner on your stove’. I do. It’s the front right. It’s where my cast iron skillet lives and every morning I make myself a little bacon and usually an egg. With this new stove, I wondered if I just wasn’t paying attention because the bacon burned quickly, the egg finished so fast and was often blackened, and the middle of my griddle would start to smoke.
I chalked it up to being inattentive at first, then I really started to wonder after I noticed that the burner took for-EH-ver to cool down. Last night I did some experimenting. (The photo is a re-creation from this morning.)
On ‘Lo‘, two cups of water is at a brisk bubble at 3 minutes and a full boil at 3 1/2 – just like it is on ‘High’. What? Some internet sleuthing tells me that it’s the burner switch – it isn’t cycling on and off like a normal burner – it’s just turning on the electricity full bore and then going out for cigarettes, not caring one whit about the damage it’s leaving behind.
So. This stove is on a 30-day warranty. We could take it back and get a different one, or we could try to replace the switch, or I could learn to live on sandwiches for the rest of my life.