It’s NOT a “regulator” problem … It’s NOT a “propane vs Natural Gas ” problem … It’s NOT a “Call a plumber” problem … It’s not a “Buy a new stove with lower BTU burners” problem … It’s not a “Use an electric hot-plate to do low simmer” problem. … 😉
… The real real problem is just in how you adjust the burner dial. 😉
If the burners light fine and run well on normal higher settings … then you have the correct regulator & correct orafices (in the burners), and correct gas … because the stove lights & operates.
The problem is that there’s no low “simmer” normal setting on your burner control dial … Instead, you simply needs to use a little trick to get the low low “simmer” flames:
Low flame trick:
Light the burner … Turn the dial clock-wise to the High Flame “stop” position (burner on FULL – High) … Next… Push in the dial slightly, and ~continue~ turning the dial clockwise to get a low low flame.
Enjoy cooking … simmering … braising … by using this simple ~safe~ low-flame special-setting trick . 😉
and yes, Virginia … Over 80% of the stoves in North America are made by Mabe (regardless of the name-plate brand) … so this nice trick works on basically all Mabe, GE, Acros* etc brand stoves in the Americas. 😉
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© Steven M. Fry
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