Burner Burn Out
May 20, 2011 5:51 AM Subscribe
Do electric burners ever wear out?
posted by Toekneesan to home & garden (15 answers total)
I have a 1960's-ish General Electric oven and it uses a double coil burner. I absolutely love this stove and I want to keep it as long as possible. Here's a picture
of the said stove.
I just had a burner go out on the stove, but it seemed that the coil had somehow got a small hole on the top and when my wife turned it on and but a fry pan on it, it shorted out. I got a replacement, but it was hard to find and kind of expensive. I don't think modern ranges use this type of burner and I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and replace them all, just in case they stop being manufactured. Can they wear out, or was what happened to the smaller burner just a fluke?