So prepping during my first day at a new place. The guy showing me around warned me about the french top being insanley hot and when i tried to boil water (maybe 1.5 gals) to blanch some veg it eventually started simmering. Put a lid on it and it started to boil sort of and the boil SUBSIDED as soon as i took the lid back off (no veg in there, just water). This was directly over the burner with the center ring out. I half expected the pot to be dry by the time i washed the veg if the thing was as hot as they say. What gives???