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Topic: Wire Grid for my vac pot... (8 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Sean Cary
Want to use the Vac Pot...last house had gas - this one has electric.
Anyone know what kind of wire these are made of?
More curious then anything, and not wanting to wait for an SM order or give
BB&B money for a .02 piece of wire.
Sean
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2) From: Paul Helbert
Looks like stainless steel. Magnet is not attracted to it. Makes sense as
you don't want a really good thermal conductor. You are creating an air
space between the electric element and the glass.The SM wire is pretty
thick...about AWG # 4, I'm guessing. Just under 1/8" diameter.
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3) From: Paul Helbert
AWG # 8 ?
#4 is bigger.
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4) From: Seth Grandeau
I have a smoothtop electric and have been using the Yama without the wire
grid.  I just make sure the bottom of the pot is good and dry, before
putting it on the stove.
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5) From: Sean Cary
thats what we have - I am afraid to try it!
I hate electric stoves.
Sean
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6) From: Scott Core
Hello, all.  My first comment as I finally have something constructive to
add.
I use the Chemex wire grid from SM for my Santos on my electric stove.
Electric burners tend to heat a bit uneven throughout the element from my
observation, so  I bought the grid.  It is very thick and worth the money in
my opinion.  It did blue up after the first few uses, but no signs of rust
or other oxidation.  On my father's glass top stove, I don't bother and just
place the vac pot on the stove sans grid.
Thanks to all for the informative and useful insights,
Scott
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7) From: Larry Johnson
I have a smooth top electric and I use my Yama directly on the surface - no
wire, no problems. I'm confident that the glass that makes up the cooking
surface evens out any hotspots that you would have if your Yama pot was in
direct contact with the element. I cook on mine a lot and have never noticed
any hotspots on the stovetop burner areas.
This is my experience; obviously YMMV.
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8) From: Sean Cary
will fire it up tomorrow for Sunday coffee...just an hour earlier then I
want to!
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