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Title: modern range top element design
Post by: Gelphledor on December 04, 2019, 02:39:13 PM
hello are modern smooth top elements controled by relays instead of variable voltage ? it seems they blast on full with short cycles when on low settings causing scorching. were old coil elements controled by a rheostat that gave a true constant low setting? are there any companies making rheostat controled smooth tops? should i just switch to gas ?
Title: Re: modern range top element design
Post by: johnboy3 on December 05, 2019, 07:40:41 AM
Was any coil element ever controlled by rheostats?  I've been at this since the '80s and I don't recall any.
Title: Re: modern range top element design
Post by: manden on December 05, 2019, 01:35:33 PM
I also have never seen a rheostat controlled element.
Always just infinite switches and now electronic controlled relays.