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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: can I effectively light coals on a hob like this?

you've got to figure that those stoves have been tested with all burners turned on "high" with nothing on them for a period much much longer than it takes to light a coal. products have to be as idiot proof as possible. i believe new ones even have automatic shutoffs which cut the heat before it gets too high to damage the glass top.

back to my original point (which admittedly was a little off track from the OP), coals burn at what? like 350degF and the heating element in the stovetop can put out at least 450-500degF... there's no way that the coal is magically adding heat back to the stove unless it's trapping and accumulating heat underneath it.

other than the potential for a little black smudge that will need to be wiped off later, i personally feel safe doing it.
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