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    When we give instructions about cooking, can we say:
    Put it (the saucepan) on the stove on the low temperature.
    If this is not correct, would you correct it, please?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: cooking instructions

    'Put it on the stove at a low temperature'.

    'Put it on the stove on a low light' (for gas cookers).

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    Default Re: cooking instructions

    Thanks a lot.
    Is there any other way to say that in American English?

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    Default Re: cooking instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    Is there any other way to say that in American English?
    I would say "put it over a low flame" for a gas stove. I don't know about electric stoves as I've never used one. I would say a "low temperature" only if the vessel were going into the oven.

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    Default Re: cooking instructions

    In BrE, you can say "on a low/high/medium heat" for both gas and electric stoves.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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