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12622161 No.12622161 [Reply] [Original]

why are broilers/grills uncommon in american stoves?

>> No.12622164

i dont even know what that is

>> No.12622175

>>12622164
a little drawer with a grill plate/tray and a heating element above it. great for cooking steaks/burgers and toasting bread. all the fat drips down into the tray.

>> No.12622184

>>12622161
Many ovens have a drawer at the bottom underneath the element; most people just don't realize that that's the broiler so they just store sheet trays and shit down there.

>> No.12622187

>>12622161
Your oven doesn't have a broiler?

>> No.12622209

I use mine to make "grilled" cheese.

>> No.12622343

>>12622184
that isn't a broiler on the vast majority of ovens in the united states. some newer ovens have a warming compartment there, but most of the time it's just a storage drawer. I've never seen or even heard of one with a broiler there, are you making this up?

>> No.12622357

>>12622343
No, I've had a bunch of (gas) ovens and when you turn it on the flame is completely exposed in the drawer. Most newer ovens just have a "broil" setting where the top element is turned all the way up and you move the rack to the top position.
>it's just a storage drawer
Doesn't that seem strange to you?

>> No.12622360

>>12622343
Every stove I've ever had has a drawer that does jack shit. The broiler is at the top of the oven on all of them.

>> No.12622370

american convection ovens have the heating element on the top. so if you move the shelf up it acts as a broiler. in europe ovens are either fan forced of have the heating element on the bottom of the oven so the grill is a separate thing.

>> No.12622375

My oven has a grill setting.

Problem solved.

>> No.12622378

>>12622161
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUCK A BROILER IS AND IT PISSES ME OFF

>> No.12622398

Every oven I've cooked in has a broiler and I live in the states. What are you talking about OP?

>> No.12622560

>>12622343
>>12622357
It was never meant as a storage drawer. Was meant as a place to keep your food warm. On gas ovens with the main heating element on the bottom, it often was a broiler drawer. The latter only applies to gas, not electric

>> No.12622574

>>12622398
This. Additional heating element up top.

>> No.12622660

>non-Americans
>even owning stoves

>> No.12622670

My oven has a very effective broil mode where I move a rack up and the top electric element turns on full. Also has a warming drawer.

>> No.12622679

>>12622161
>Implying you need a separate draw to broil

>>12622184
>>12622357
On most gas ovens that is entirely a storage draw. You didn't really start seeing gas ovens come with that as a warming draw until the 2000s.

>> No.12622693

>>12622343
>>12622360
>>12622560
i always thought it was a proving drawer for bread dough

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