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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

what are the round curly things that turn red, when you open a stove called?

what are they made of. which medal, i mean, fe,c,au....

how hot do they get.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Heating elements.

    Made from highly resistant iron, and coated with ceramic material.

    BTW, the ones on top of the stove are called "eyes" and the ones in hot water tanks have no coating on them. They use water to keep themselves cool enough not to melt. That's right, they get so hot, they will melt unless water is in the tank when they are turned on.

    I used to be a maintenance man for an apartment complex.

    Source(s): Father of 4, Grandfather of 8
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  • 1 decade ago

    I would call them "coils," and they get substantially hotter than 500 degrees, otherwise they could never heat the oven to that temperature. I would not be surprised if they hit 600 or 700 degrees. I have no clue what metal they're made of though. Wikipedia probably knows.

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  • Silva
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    1 decade ago

    They are called heating elements...they can be made of different materials and the amount of heat is dependent on various factors...some can go as high as 600 degrees in a standard oven.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heating_element

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heating elements. Iron, tungsten alloy I've been told but there are probably several metals involved since tungesten tend to vaporize readily..

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  • 1 decade ago

    theyre called heat coils and their made of iron and they get up to 550 degrees hot

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  • 1 decade ago

    Damn...I should know this one. We sell 'em at home depot...

    Heating coils? Heating Elements?

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