Totally random BUT...
If you have an electric stovetop do you use a bigger hot plate than the pot?
If so is it because you believe it heats faster?
My DH and my mother both do it, it does my head in!! I just dont understand the logic!!! To me it's just wasting electricity because if I put the pot in the right hot plate it's going to heat just as hot and just as fast as the bigger one... RIGHT?!!!