I'm really sorry I bought this. It WON'T simmer. No matter where you put it on the dial it always BOILS. I want to simmer. All the markings, the name, the numbers on the dial are all rubbing off. This thing isn't that old! The burner doesn't come off so it is impossible to clean underneath it. I wish I could get a refund but it's been to long. Just DON'T BUY THIS ITEM!!!!!