Will Potatoes Boiling In A Pot Of Hot Water Cook Faster If The Water Is Boiling Gently, Or If The Water Is Boiling Vigorously?


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Potatoes will cook more quickly in a vigorously boiling pot because the heat transfer to the potatoes is enhanced by the convection. This is in spite of the fact that the vigorously boiling water is no hotter than simmering water.

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