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?
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• United States
28 Jun 08
I don't even know what the heck that thing is for. My sis in law did use it one time and whatever she cooked turned out great. So give it a shot again, maybe you can create something new.
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• United States
28 Jun 08
I meant to post this discussion under "Cooking", not "Eating" Duh. Thanks to my good ole friends who are commenting anyway. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have got any responses. I don't think the 'Eaters' are necessarily the 'Cookers' Lol!
• United States
29 Jun 08
When my grandma was alive she used it the most. And she was an expert, lol. I remember her making me cheese toast in the middle of the afternoon. I've used it a couple of times since then, but now we have a toaster oven so I use that. When you broil you just have to watch whatever is in there very carefully. Other than that I don't think there are settings involved. At least not on my stove.
@metschica25 (5412)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I have only used it one time and it just seemed like a pain in the bum . My parents use to make steaks and burgers under the broiler . Think it gets it done much faster , but if you dont keep an eye on your food and can burn pretty fast.
@TCampbell (180)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I tried that cooking thing once (I was the only girl in my family that never learned) Anyway, it's much easier to go to next door to my friend and neighbor and see what there having for supper. But good luck with that broiler thing.
@risris24 (712)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I have use dthe broiler before on several different things but on 3 different stoves. At my grandmothers house I made a Fritatta, which consisted of egg, spaghetti, sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, along with three cheeses. May sound odd, but it is a common italian dish that is made with th eggs and pasta and other ingredients can be added in. Anyway, not getting off the topic, when I used it at my grnadmothers it came out perfect I cooked it on the stove top for only like 5 or 10 min and the under the broiler for 10 min. just to rown the top and presto it came out perfect. Now since it came out so good there, and everyone loved it, I went out to my parents have have a very expensive and brand new stove, and cooked it the same way and it was burnt to a crisp, beyond charcoal. I moved into my apartment, which yes, has an electric stove, and I thought I owuld hate it, but it is the most perfect stove I have ever used. I wanted to make peppers and onions, so I put them under the broiler and they cooked fast and tasted delicious but I had to check them frequently while stirring them around because they started to get a lil charred in some small areas. I haven't mastered it yet but I think it just takes practice and you will learn by trial and error.
@schulzie (4071)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I only use the broiler to make garlic toast or else to quickly brown or melt cheese as a topping on a casserole or on cheese bread. You have to watch it like a hawk or else it will burn up quick. I mean you have to keep checking every 5 seconds or so. I prefer to use my oven though.