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My dirty secret: I don't know how to use the oven's broiler

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My dirty secret: I don't know how to use the oven's broiler

mels | Mar 14, 2009 01:07 PM

I fancy myself quite a good cook but my dirty secret is I don't know how to use the broiler. Sure, I know how to turn it on and have used it to give a quick brown to the top of some dishes, but that's it. I see recipes that use the broiler and I am mystified. If a recipe says "broil 5 minutes a side" how do you know where to put the oven racks? Should the food be a couple inches away? Six inches away?

I would love to make Rao's Lemon Chicken however my broiler fears are stopping me. Any advice for the broiler adverse?

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