1. Preheat electric stove top burner to medium heat.
2. Coat your pot evenly with Pam or other cooking spray.
3. Lightly coat your pot with sugar.
4. Pour off excess sugar.
5. Center your pot on your preheated burner.
A poor quality pot will start melting in the spot in direct contact with the burner. As you wait for the sugar to melt across the pan, it starts to burn in the "hot spot".
Good quality cookware like NutriCuisine Waterless Cookware will melt the sugar evenly with no hot spots.