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Old 09-16-07, 11:18 AM
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For the life of me, I can't figure out how to cook milk-based soups so that they don't burn/stick to the bottom of the pot. I have the non-stick pots, and it doesn't seem to matter. I have an electric stove, and when I bring it to a boil, I have it set on about 7-8 and then during the "cover and simmer" part I have it on about 5.
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Old 09-16-07, 12:05 PM
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Are you just cooking canned, milk based soups? If so, I always cook those on minimum, never goes above 1 or 2, it takes a bit longer, but never burns!
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Old 09-16-07, 03:41 PM
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I have burned a few of those myself -- once during my son's baptism party!!

I have learned that if is it a large amount or special occasion to warm it slowly in the crock pot. If it's just a normal meal or quick fix, then I keep it on 2-3 on the stove and I NEVER STOP STIRRING.

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Maybe try cooking them like you would chocolate? In a pan inside a pan of water.
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Old 09-16-07, 05:15 PM
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cover and simmer is bringing it down to 2.
To NOT burn milk - it has to be REALLY low.
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