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How do you simmer or use small pots on a viking gas stove? I can't get the gas low enough to make rice.

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This appears to be a commercial unit, in which case if you are using it at home, you probably are using a pot that is too small.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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    Try a larger pot, you will have to use more water too. This doesn't mean you have to cook rice for 20 people, it means you use a larger pot and more water.

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