What do the numbers on gas top burners of a stove represent, is it a guide or does it have some scientific reference to a temperature?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    the numbers are a vague indication of how hot the burner will get when you set it to that number. the actual temperature may vary depending on a few factors like the brand of stove, the age of it, etc, but you usually don't need to be super precise when cooking on the stovetop anyway. for anything that you do need to know the exact temperature, such as candy, you should use a thermometer

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