Nordic Ware 8 Inch Heat Tamer and Burner Course

Price: $15.28
  • Creates flat cooking surface
  • Made in America

Heat Diffuser

Price: $4.89
  • Copper construction
  • Made in USA

Ilsa Cast Iron Heat Diffuser Reducer 8.25 Inch

Price: $26.32
  • Also great for use as a trivet
  • Made from cast iron with a black enameled coating

HIC Heat Diffuser Reducer Boyfriend Guard Simmer Plate, 8.25-Inches

Price: $7.05
  • Made from aluminum; fits larger burners on electric and gas stovetops; handle removes easily for compact storage; measures 15.75-inches long
  • Absorbs and diffuses heat evenly for greater energy efficiency; eliminates hot pan and pot handles

Norpro 144 Heat Diffuser

Price: $6.62
  • Can be used on electric or gas stove tops
  • Made of tin with a wooden handle

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Questions & answers

  1. Beasticus Tofudii Beasticus Tofudii says:
    Cooking with a tagine - do you need a heat diffuser? Why?
    My wife ordered a tagine to cook with. Now she is hearing that she will need a heat diffuser to go with it. What does the diffuser do? Is it possible to skip it, or rig something up for cheap that will work just as well without spending the...
    OURScott says:
    If the tagine has a cast iron base, no problem. If the bottom is ceramic it needs a diffuser. However a glass top electric should be OK if the base of the tagine is totally flat and sits squarely on the stove with few gaps or spaces between the...

Heat Diffuser for Electric Range - Kitchen Consumer - eGullet Forums

The electric range in my new apartment seems to put out quite a bit of heat, and I was wondering if there's a way to even out the heat that gets transferred to the cookware. I've seen diffusers for gas ranges, and on a few sites there seem to be some that are described as working for electric ranges as well.

Are there any that are designed specifically for an electric range? What brands or features should I look for? I'd really like to get my good cookware away from direct contact with the heating elements.


I don't understand why you'd want one designed specifically for an electric range. Uneven heat is uneven heat. Be it an electric stove, a gas range (yes gas is uneven too), a charcoal grill, or a campfire.

In my experience, cast iron can't be beat. I use something similar to the following on my beanpots that can't take direct flame. heat diffuser


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Heat diffuser

A wire burner diffuser between a electric burner and a pot.
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