We have a GE monogram professional series range with a grille in the
middle. There are two grates on either side each covering two burners
(11"X22" size). These sit too high with the result the flames
constantly reach the sides of the vessels and burn the plastic handle.
Hence we always keep the flame too low and wait forever for cooking.
We would like to replace them with grates that sit a little closer to
the flame so that we won't keep burning the handles and also reduce
the cooking time. Is it safe to do? I searched online and cannot find
suitable replacement burner grates. Where would I look?
Odds are you won't find any grates like you want. Your best recourse
may be to get cooking utensils that aren't designed as your present
ones are, Quite likely, something of a professional design will not
have the problems you are experiencing. HTH
I recently sold a house that had a restaurant style range.
The burners (flame pattern) were just too large for our "normal" pots
& pans. The plastic handles suffered accordingly.
A larger diameter burner ring allows the flame to "curl" up around
outside of the pot.
My guess it that you're not going to be able to "fix" the problem by
making a grate change. :(
per Joe's response, plastic handle pots & pans do not fare to well
with "pro-sized" burners.
You really need pots & pans with handles that can survive the heat.
Plastic and gas cooking don't mix. Go to a restaurant supply store and you
will find the best pots and pans to use with your range. I highly recommend
the Lincoln Wearever commercial line. It's relatively inexpensive, heavy
guage, and incredibly durable.
I don't use this supplier, but this will let you see the pots and pans line
up. In case you wonder, the blue or black handle covers are resistant to
high heat and easily slip on and off the handles if so desired.
I observed the same with my stove and what I am thinking (just) that have
a tuna fish can and cut the bottom and top , use this as a flame keeper or
to narrow the flame based on the size of the can. Even have variety of
these and use these accordingly based on the burner size, I will let you
know if have done something on this.
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