There are some things we just don't talk about. Not because it's offensive or inappropriate, necessarily; some topics simply never come up in everyday conversation! Like the light bulbs, you use in your house. When's the last time you had a discussion about light bulbs?
The last time you saw a cool tree, did you tell anyone about it? I'm guessing probably not. Do you see what I mean? There are plenty of things that happen to us on a somewhat regular basis but simply don't make the conversations-with-others cut.
One of those things is the stovetop. Whether you have a gas, electric, or induction range, it's probably not something that you've had many conversations about. But thanks to a recent Twitter thread, that may be about to change. Get ready to have a lot of opinions about your stovetop!
It's a basic thing you probably use every day.
via: ShutterstockBoiling water for tea or pasta. Popping popcorn! Cooking dinner. It's there for you all the time, and yet, have you ever really talked about it?
Twitter user @donfrijole pointed out something that instantly resonated with tons of people:
One of the weirder things about being an adult is having a favorite stovetop burner, yet nobody talks about it. https://t.co/M6QWXJ9coy— Andrew Armstrong (@Andrew Armstrong)1543350768.0
Instantly, people were like:Yes! You're right! That is so true!
I have to admit even I was sort of taken aback.I do have a favorite burner! Everyone does, apparently!
Although sometimes it depends.
@donfrijole I have different favorites for different reasons, which makes me extremely adult— Mike Janssen (@Mike Janssen)1544728004.0
Phil here has pretty strict rules for his stove.
@mjanssen @donfrijole I have strict rules about the ratio of pot/pan size to burner size. Nothing in the kitchen ti… https://t.co/X8fB24BcnF— Phil Anderson (@Phil Anderson)1544740459.0
The back burners have their own specific uses.
@dougphil101 @donfrijole For me the back right burner is ideal for cooking rice— Mike Janssen (@Mike Janssen)1544747437.0
The bottom right burner is also usually the biggest!
@donfrijole @CattyJargon I just assumed it was always the biggest one 🤷🏽♀️— Arisa Cox (@Arisa Cox)1544581059.0
A new stove can really throw you for a loop.
@arisacox @donfrijole @CattyJargon Same, but when I moved apartments and the biggest burner was on the other side i… https://t.co/YV8oXoQD1y— Samantha (@Samantha)1544582029.0
Jesse here is just a bit of a contrarian.
@donfrijole @vorpalll I hate all of mine equally.— Jesse Carver (@Jesse Carver)1544822697.0
You might also have a *least* favorite burner.
@donfrijole @wesleysmorgan I never, ever use the left rear burner. Even the thought of using it makes me feel sick,… https://t.co/00K607KGSI— Kerry Tucker (@Kerry Tucker)1544793748.0
The left rear is home to the teapot.
@KerryTucker7 @donfrijole @wesleysmorgan Left rear is where the teapot is parked when not in use— Mike Puterbaugh (@Mike Puterbaugh)1544824923.0
This person pointed out that somehow, we must all be living together.
@mike_puterbaugh @KerryTucker7 @donfrijole @wesleysmorgan It’s so weird that we apparently live in the same house a… https://t.co/t2rMl5VsTE— Snowden Becker (@Snowden Becker)1544988907.0
This is another good point.
@donfrijole In my place, it's often simply the one that still works (until I take the time to fix them)— Kiloku (@Kiloku)1544695216.0
This person really took things to the next level.
@donfrijole yeah, but do you have a favorite burner grate-thingy? mine all have a bit of personality and preference… https://t.co/R1rJwdhQoh— andrew (@andrew)1544823156.0
And this person apparently just wanted to rain on everyone's parade.
@donfrijole What’s there to talk about? There’s a powerful burner, a less powerful burner, and back burners of the… https://t.co/02e16j7BBj— The Very Learned JW Gronk (@The Very Learned JW Gronk)1544731980.0
Suddenly, someone tried to start a fight.
@donfrijole @kalesalad Front left is the best. Fight me— tim (@tim)1544822837.0
However, it seems their search for a fight was in vain.Plenty of people prefer the front left, as it turns out!
This person differentiates based on whether they're using a pot or a pan.
@donfrijole if its a pan bottom right, if its a pot bottom left— Andrew Pursel (@Andrew Pursel)1544732653.0
And, of course, being left-handed changes everything.
@donfrijole Front left for this lefty.— Hello-Goodbye (@Hello-Goodbye)1544810496.0
This person is speaking my language.
@donfrijole We all should talk about this more Front left #alltheway— Dr. ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ Lauren Knapp 📈 (@Dr. ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ Lauren Knapp 📈)1544823122.0
Here's another interesting addition to the discussion:
@donfrijole I've been cooking since I was pre-teen, and I have some mild obsessive-compulsive traits... yet this ha… https://t.co/l3dzMszsPa— tmaaz ☕ (@tmaaz ☕)1544803244.0
This person is clearly the best cook:
@donfrijole Real adults use all four at once— Lucy R. Fisher (@Lucy R. Fisher)1544795195.0
@Madsp4 introduced the concept of a whole stovetop burner economy:
@donfrijole I wish I could trade one of the smaller burners for another big one— Mad 🕶 (@Mad 🕶)1544732860.0
And this person ranks every burner in sight:
@donfrijole not just a favorite but a second favorite, third favorite, etc...— B (@B)1544727841.0
I can't tell if this person is messing with me:
@donfrijole In Australia, it would be the back left (going counterclockwise)— Seth Stewart (@Seth Stewart)1544732018.0
Here's another Aussie who seems to confirm the theory.
@stewasd887 @donfrijole Can confirm. (At least, I am Australian and my favourite burner is the back left.)— Tricia Dearborn (@Tricia Dearborn)1544749205.0
And now for some good advice from a mom.
@donfrijole Wait, why is your favorite in the front? Back row or nothing. (I use back row because my mom once told… https://t.co/RZ0e1PERic— Josh Baker (@Josh Baker)1544825563.0
Do you agree with this?
@donfrijole @Nicole_Cliffe In my experience, on every stove there are 2 good burners and 2 that are never used. *… https://t.co/YJsFTfQErL— Ryan Bennett (@Ryan Bennett)1544733148.0
Ultimately, it all comes down to trying to be fair.
@donfrijole I try to show the others love but it’s hard— Banita Baker (@Banita Baker)1545064108.0