My mother purchased a high end "pro-style" stove for our family vacation home. Ever since we've had it, the front of the thing (including the knobs and all around the top of the oven door) gets really hot, too hot to touch. At first we thought something was faulty with the door. After months and months, the company has:
1. Given us new knobs, which also get crazy hot.
2. Sent a new door, because they changed the design a bit due to customer feedback.
And it still gets hot, as high as 150° (repairman took measurements for us) in places. The company says this is within standard range and this is "commercial nature" of stove. But I've never had a residential stove get anywhere close to this hot.
We're trying to return it but they're giving us a hard time because it's within "standards". I have a 17 month old son, seems way too hot to me! I mean after it's been on for an hour, I can't even touch the knobs.
I am wondering: does anyone have any experience like this? Does your pro-style (like Wolf or Viking) range get this hot? Have you ever seen any standards for this -- I can't seem to find anything online. TIA.
Yesterday's New York Times had a great article about kitchen dynamics between couples: He Cooks. She Stews. It’s Love. Are you the alpha cook, who does all the cooking, deigning to let your partner dice the onion? Or are you the beta, forced to do clean up and once and a while allowed to sauté?
I'm the alpha in my household, but I sure I hope I don't come off like some of the folks in the article. I'm always happy when my husband wants to help out, and I love to work together in the kitchen.
Do you feel better when you see employees wearing these? Do they make any difference when it comes to germs? I always worry that food service folks will get lackadaisical about hand washing since they're wearing gloves. And if they don't change the gloves often, well, how is that any cleaner?
I am a traditionalist and feel a milkshake should be just that, a milkshake. Lately when I've ordered milkshakes out at burger joints, they've had whipped cream on top. Is this a trend? Or is this common?
If you watch some video of people cooking burgers (over grills or on griddles), you'll often see them flatten the patty with the spatula. Wouldn't this squeeze out all the yummy juices and make the burger thinner, thereby prone to cooking faster and getting dried out? Or does it drain the burger in some special way, and get it to cook more evenly? What's the proper technique?
Is there some holiday diet that is made up entirely of the holiday foods, but allows you to lose weight? Like by drinking lots of egg nog and eating lots of snacks?
My family loves ham, but no one ever talks about ham on Thanksgiving. Why not? Why so much pig-hatred?
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