Does water boil faster when the burner is on the highest setting?

(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
We've had a running debate over whether setting the burner on 10 (the highest setting) actually makes water boil faster than setting it on 7 or 8.
What do you think?
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highest setting = faster boil
kitty1949 , Noelle , CollegeFun2014 , Creepellah , ginnyluvspotter , mp3me , ghalik , Rossie , MeliPixie , Apirka , Rory , leatherlover , Lioncub , Terri69 , rosythorn
15  (88%)
boils just as fast on med/high setting
ARPKasso
1  (6%)
other (please explain)
deltalima
1  (6%)
Total votes: 17
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12/22/2012
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ARPKasso ARPKasso
I think it's about the same? I'm not sure really, I would imagine whenever the bottom of the pot gets hot that's when in starts. So you could have it on the highest setting right from the start but that doesn't mean it's going to get hot faster, probably depends on the metal of the pot and how much water you've got in the pot.

I'm not a boiling expert, but that's my guess.
12/22/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I think setting it on high makes it boil faster. I could be wrong, haha
12/22/2012
MrWill MrWill
Depends on pan size. If your pan is smaller around than the flame/coil then a lot of heat just goes straight into the air.
12/22/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
The higher the setting the faster the water will boil. Heat is energy. More heat, more energy. The amount of energy it takes to change the temperature of water is what matters. So The more heat (energy) you subject the water to, the faster it will boil. Once the water does boil though you can put a lid on it and lower the heat and it will continue to boil.
12/22/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
You know, I've actually never used the burners on my stove at full blast. The highest I ever go is -maybe- up to six.
12/22/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I will have to test that out
12/22/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
We've had a running debate over whether setting the burner on 10 (the highest setting) actually makes water boil faster than setting it on 7 or 8.
What do you think?
It does help but adding salt if possible will help water reach its boiling point faster.
12/23/2012
mp3me mp3me
The highest the faster
12/23/2012
Apirka Apirka
I assume so because that's what I do, put it on high because it always seemed faster.
12/23/2012
Rory Rory
Would your house heat up faster from a candle or a wood stove?
12/25/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
It has been my experience that water definitely, without question, boils faster on high heat. We use a gas stove, and on high a pot of about 4 cups of water boils in a few minutes. On medium, it can take half an hour.
12/25/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
We also have a gas stove and higher is definately faster.
12/25/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
put a lid on it!
01/01/2013
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