Do you use the Broiler under your Stove?

United States
June 27, 2008 10:54pm CST
I have no idea how to use the broiler under my stove. I tried it one time many years ago. I put a piece of garlic bread under there and it turned into a piece of charcoal in what seemed like 2 seconds. When I got my new stove, I read the instructions on how to use it, but I just don't quite understand it, and I'm afraid to try it again. Do you use yours to cook meat or anything? If so, could you explain to me, step by step, (in baby language) how to broil things the proper way?