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Topic: Heat Diffusers (6 msgs / 101 lines)
1) From: John Blumel
Re the recent discussion on heat diffusers, and having recently moved  
into an apartment in Brooklyn (where we are largely blessed with gas  
for cooking) after many years in the wilderness, cooking on electric  
stoves, I was wondering if anyone could tell me where a likely source  
of heat diffusers might be. (The flat disk kind, not the wire ones.)  
Appliance store? Home Depot? Hardware store? Somewhere else?
John Blumel

2) From: Michael Wade
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John:
kitchenstore.com sells a "Nordic Ware 8 Inch Burner Diffuser Plate"  - =
maybe what you're looking for?  Also Google "simmer ring" for a =
perforated metal diffuser.
I used to keep a cast iron stove lid from an old wood stove on my gas =
stove, complete with lifter (if you're old enough to know what I'm =
talking about) to move it around when hot.   It was handy for really low =
heat. 
Someday, when I get a round tuit, I'm going to have an 8 or 10 inch disk =
cut out of heavy copper plate, say 3/16" or so for my accursed electric =
stove.  Gotta be a metals supplier out there somewhere that would cut it =
for me.  Maybe for coffee?
Michael Wade

3) From: John Brown
it might be easier to find a piece of brass
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Got a few w/an eBay search:http://tinyurl.com/2trt82Lynne
On 9/27/07, John Blumel  wrote:
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5) From: gin
your local ace hardwatewill have then, wal-mart eyc.
John how nice to see you around. you finally left the woords. hmmmm.
best  ginny
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6) From: raymanowen
Look in the Yellow pages for a metal fabricator in your area. See what
he might have or suggest. Don't throw an aluminum disc out of bed,
either. Cheaper and easy to cut with a carbide toothed blade on a
Skill saw.
My aunt had a wood stove in which they burned corn cobs, heated water,
cooked and heated the old kitchen. One of the heater plates was a
double concentric ring with a 3 or 4 inch disc in the center. The
closet had a shelf full of utensils, and some worked right against the
flame, I guess.
Every platen could be removed while hot by hooking the wire
coil-protected handle into its recess and lifting it out, including
the rings. How else to stoke the fire?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On 9/27/07, Michael Wade  wrote:
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