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Do my range/oven dials function like a 'dial' lightswitch? (noob Question)

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A 'dial' light switch has 'infinite' settings (maybe not infinite but a whole lot) as opposed to a standard switch which is either on or off. On my stove, if I set the dial to somewhere between the marked settings, does this have an effect or does it 'round' to the nearest marked setting? Same with the oven? Does this apply to most ranges/ovens? Is there a better term for what I'm asking?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this.

(model: Estate)

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Stove/oven controls are not the same as a dimmer for a light.

While the control is "on" the element is applied with full power.

Seems like what you're saying is the element is either on/off (always on high), but the dial controls how long.

Does the specific dial setting still apply though? Okay it's not a constant, but the stove is still doing its best to maintain a certain %. Can I utilize 37% or 59% etc?
Thanks everyone. I believe my question has been answered.
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