We all get used to our own kitchens and all the familiar things around us. I know that when I want fast boiling and steaming, it’s the left hand front ring. For a little gentler simmering, either of the back rings and for just about keeping warm, the little ring front right. I have a range of cookware tucked away at the back of the peninsular unit – just waiting for the day when I have more than one person to cook for. A choice of slow cookers – one is over forty years old, another less than five. Also, two really old pressure cookers – well past their safety date but clung on to for sentimental reasons. I am awaiting delivery of a brand new automatic soup maker – my previous two gave up the ghost early in their careers. Who’d have thought that I could wear out a cooking implement? Ha ha.