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amother




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Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 7:46 am
First time leaving on a flame on stovetop. Which is safer? Keeping the flame exposed? Or putting a blech on? Thanks.
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amother




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Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 7:56 am
I keep my blech on to remind us that the flame is on.
Otherwise I don’t think it makes a difference
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HonesttoGod




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 8:25 am
Blech on simply because it reminds you the flame is on and prevents possible accidents and also because it makes the kitchen less hot.
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amother




Tealblue
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:00 am
WITH!!! So dangerous to leave open flame!
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:10 am
Always always always with. And make sure to keep a kettle or a pot full of water on . It serves as a heat sink to prevent the blech from getting too hot and as a weight to prevent a random gust or bump from blowing or knocking the blech off the stove.
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amother




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Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:15 am
amother [ Tealblue ] wrote:
WITH!!! So dangerous to leave open flame!


Why? A tiny flame with sufficient ventilation in your home is ok.
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amother




Cerulean
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:18 am
amother [ Red ] wrote:
Why? A tiny flame with sufficient ventilation in your home is ok.


Btw, I have been told by an expert that a tiny flame is worse than a small/medium flame. He said that releases more Co2. He said if you're leaving on a flame, leave it on small/medium and an open window in the kitchen the entire time.
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moonstone




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:30 am
I know leaving the gas on for shabbat/chag is common in the US, but it sounds so dangerous to me. I could never do that. We use an electric plata and even that is on a timer so it's not on the whole time.
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paperflowers




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:33 am
Interesting, I leave it uncovered overnight because I’ve heard it’s bad to let the gas and heat build up under the blech.
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amother




Lightcoral
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:50 am
amother [ Cerulean ] wrote:
Btw, I have been told by an expert that a tiny flame is worse than a small/medium flame. He said that releases more Co2. He said if you're leaving on a flame, leave it on small/medium and an open window in the kitchen the entire time.

If you leave a window open please be careful there are no loose napkins, scraps of paper etc that may be blown around and possibly land near enough the flame that it could ignite.
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 9:53 am
Blech, never leave an open flame alone - you can also just leave a pot of boiling water over the flame.
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amother




Tealblue
 

Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 10:04 am
amother [ Red ] wrote:
Why? A tiny flame with sufficient ventilation in your home is ok.


It increases the chance of blowing out which of course is a huge safety issue. As well as something could blow or fall on it, causing a huge fire. Why chance it on either of these?
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amother




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Post Mon, Sep 06 2021, 10:36 am
Ok it looks like I can’t locate a blech this late. So next question can I warm up soup in a pan in the oven? My pots all have rubber handles. I was thinking those like round heavier disposable pans. Would that work?
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