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SpaceOp Thu 31-Dec-20 16:28:06

Not sure where to put this but figure the keen cooks of Mumsnet may be able to help....

We have a gas stove. Usual variety of output with one tiny, 2 medium and 1 large. BUT... the stand things that you put the pots on to hold them over the flame are all the same size. I have one v small pot that can just about balance, but it's precarious. And DH has one of those little espresso pots that doesn't fit at all so he has to wrap his hand in a tea towel and hold it over the flame. I'm sure I've seen a little trivet type thing that can be put over to make the space smaller but can't find it and don't have the words to google!! Does anyone have any ideas?

[the diffuser thing that you can buy to put on gas to diffuse the heat for use with slow simmering stews etc doesn't work as it doesn't seem to get hot enough so it doesn't allow the coffee pot or whatever to get hot enough].

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Knittedfairies Thu 31-Dec-20 16:32:03

You need one of these: a gas reducer ring

Dropdeadfred2 Thu 31-Dec-20 16:32:38

Or this
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012CT0ZYW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_EYF7FbRQEYRH8?psc=1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=mumsnetforu03-21

Dropdeadfred2 Thu 31-Dec-20 16:35:42

Or this smile

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W3HL17N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_w2F7Fb9J3CBN8?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

SpaceOp Thu 31-Dec-20 17:52:41

THANK YOU. I tried all kinds of searches but none were right!!

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Knittedfairies Thu 31-Dec-20 18:13:55

I've found looking for things when you don't know what they are called most frustrating, or at least I did until I simplified a search to what I was thinking, for example I bet if you google 'thing to put under coffee maker on a gas stove' you'd be directed to a reducer ring.

Knittedfairies Thu 31-Dec-20 18:14:40

Yep!

SpaceOp Thu 31-Dec-20 18:24:47

Knittedfairies

I've found looking for things when you don't know what they are called most frustrating, or at least I did until I simplified a search to what I was thinking, for example I bet if you google 'thing to put under coffee maker on a gas stove' you'd be directed to a reducer ring.

I should have tried that. I did try a few variations though and was surprisingly unsuccessful. Tried things like, "how to make my small pots fit on a gas stove". But I suspect it was too general. Yours is more specific!!

Needless to say, an online purchase has been made and I am looking forward to a whole new experience from next week....

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