For some recipes/cooking methods even your smallest hot plate or ring might be putting out too much heat. Using the smallest ring also tends to heat the center of the pan more than the edges, potentially leading to burnt food.
This nifty little piece of kitchen kit overcomes both issues by evenly spreading the heat out. Once heated it can even be used to keep food warm, allowing you to turn the hob off.
You should be able to pick one up for less than $30 AUD and they come in a variety of sizes.
Note: Don’t touch the diffuser until it has cooled down thoroughly!
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