Chemex Stainless Dirk Wire Grid for Use on Electric Stove, 6.5 Inch

Price: $8.47
  • Prevents fractures
  • Suitable for use with all heat resistant glass

Heat Diffuser

Price: $6.78
  • Heavy-gauge, tri-lobe construction
  • Copper construction

Ilsa Cast Iron Heat Diffuser Reducer 8.25 Inch

Price: $23.59
  • Hand wash
  • Includes a removable handle

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

Price: $7.32
  • Durable, lightweight and sturdy; won't rust; longer stay-cool handle keeps hands safely away from heat; wipe clean or hand wash in warm, soapy water
  • Slow simmer sauces and other foods without them scorching or boiling over; helps balance smaller pots like butter warmers and espresso makers

2 Flock Flame Tamer Stovetop Simmer Ring Aluminum Heat Diffuser Gas Electric Range

Price: $9.99
  • Measures 12.5" long and 8.5" in diameter.
  • Made of lightweight yet sturdy aluminum. Hanging loop for easy storage.

Ilsa 7-Inch Shape Iron Heat Diffuser

Price: $14.97
  • Made of cast iron; evens your electric or gas burners heat surface
  • Have the benefits of cooking with cast iron without the care and excessive weight of cast iron cookware

Cooks Innovations SimmerMat Heat Diffuser

Price: $17.40
  • Dishwasher safe
  • If you have an induction stove top, the SimmerMat allows you to cook on a low setting with glass and clay cookware

Norpro 144 Heat Diffuser

Price: $6.64
  • Can be used on electric or gas stove tops
  • Hand washing recommended

CucinaPro Heat Diffuser Trencher - 524, For use on Electric or Gas Stoves, Gray

Price: $23.00
  • Prevents scorching, burning and boil overs
  • Can be used on electric or gas stove tops

8" Heat Get a grip on Flame Tamer

Price: $16.99
  • Special air pockets
  • Changes your pan into a double burner

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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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