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Heating a pot thru a sheet of paper works perfectly well as long as you stay below the paper's flash point. This is actually useful when making jam or similar sticky foods, or when you want to use a cast-iron pot but are afraid it will scratch the surface. The classic demo is boiling water, for the same reasons you can boil water in a paper cup. But paper ...


IMHO: The number of coils does make a minor difference in the time it takes to heat the burner; on the one with the extra coils, the coil's elements are usually smaller and therefor heat faster and cool faster. The extra turns make up for the smaller coils. You have to look at the ratings of the different coils. Are they the same wattage? Are the ...

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