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  1. #1
    Kswck Guest

    Default Some really dumb(?) questions

    What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?

    What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?

    What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    room?

    Just curious.

    Others?



  2. #2
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    Kswck wrote:
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    Remove from heat generally means to take it off the burner. It is
    usually not enough to simply turn the burner off. Some burners stay hot
    for a long time. I used to have solid burners. They took a long time to
    heat up and an long time to cool off. It might be different with a gas
    stove because pots and pans tend to be slightly elevated, but the
    brackets on top will retain heat.


    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?
    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    > room?


    I guess that it depends on what you are cooking. Some things tend to
    burn easily or solidify. It may just be the author's use of words.

    Before you ask "stir constantly" generally means to stir constantly :-)

  3. #3
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    Kswck wrote on Sat, 31 Oct 2009 15:06:55 -0400:

    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?


    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your
    > way to another room?


    > Just curious.


    Usually just too late to stop the stuff from sticking to the pot :-)


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    Potomac, Maryland

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  4. #4
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    On Oct 31, 12:06*pm, "Kswck" <ks...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?
    >
    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?
    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    > room?
    >
    > Just curious.
    >
    > Others?


    Got a little too much alone time?

  5. #5
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions


    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]..
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused>
    > burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    It means just what it says--remove from heat. Turn the heat off and take the
    pot off of the burner, which is still warm. Remove from heat.



  6. #6
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions


    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]..
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused>
    > burner?


    move the pot/pan to an area off the stove - the grates retain a level of
    heat.

    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    No move it means move it.

    >
    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?


    As often as necessary to prevent an adverse reaction - like the bottom
    burning

    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?


    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to
    > another room?


    Now and then



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    Last minute grilled Cardboard :-)

    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


  7. #7
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    Kswck wrote:
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    Remove even from source of residual heat, even if the burner is now off.
    I'd just turn off my gas burner usually unless it were something very
    fragile would I actually move the pot. On an electric burner I'd remove
    it to a cold burner.
    >
    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?


    Stir enough that it doesn't burn to the bottom.
    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    > room?


    Stir enough that it doesn't burn to the bottom.

    Everything has its own viscosity and propensity to come together or to
    burn. I guess as chief cook and bottle washer my job is to be able to
    sense the difference between the two and act accordingly. Lucky for me I
    can manage to do so easily, almost unthinkingly.

  8. #8
    Martin Mose Larsen Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 15:12:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Kswck wrote:
    >> What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    >> Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    >> Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?

    >
    >Remove from heat generally means to take it off the burner. It is
    >usually not enough to simply turn the burner off. Some burners stay hot
    >for a long time. I used to have solid burners. They took a long time to
    >heat up and an long time to cool off. It might be different with a gas
    >stove because pots and pans tend to be slightly elevated, but the
    >brackets on top will retain heat.
    >
    >
    >> What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    >> Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?
    >>
    >> What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    >> Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    >> room?

    >
    >I guess that it depends on what you are cooking. Some things tend to
    >burn easily or solidify. It may just be the author's use of words.
    >
    >Before you ask "stir constantly" generally means to stir constantly :-)


    At what speed? slow? fast? clockwise? counterclockwise? ____________?
    ____________?

    Quite a stircase!

    :-)

    sayonara
    Martin Mose Larsen

    Now, I'm not a cook!

  9. #9
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    In article <4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]>,
    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    To me, it means remove it from the burner to a cool part of the stove or
    a trivet.

    >
    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?


    To me it means stand over it, fuss over it and stir every 30 seconds or
    less.

    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    > room?
    >
    > Just curious.
    >
    > Others?


    Occasionally to me would be as I thought about it, or saw it bubbling.
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  10. #10
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    In article <4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]>,
    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    Come over here, Keith; I have to smack you upside the head. "Remove
    from heat" means you take it off a hot burner (if electric) or turn off
    the gas. You put it where there's no heat beneath it. You goof! <g>
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    10-30-2009

  11. #11
    garden-variety dick Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    On Oct 31, 3:06*pm, "Kswck" <ks...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused> burner?
    > Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?


    It means 'remove from heat.'

    >
    > What does 'stir frequently' mean?
    > Every 2 minutes or 30 seconds?


    It depends. If the **** burns in two minutes, then you should stir it
    more frequently than every two minutes. And so on.

    >
    > What does 'stir occasionally' mean?
    > Every 5 minutes or when you have to pass the kitchen on your way to another
    > room?
    >
    > Just curious.
    >
    > Others?



  12. #12
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]>,
    > "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    >> Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused>
    >> burner?
    >> Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?

    >
    > Come over here, Keith; I have to smack you upside the head. "Remove
    > from heat" means you take it off a hot burner (if electric) or turn off
    > the gas. You put it where there's no heat beneath it. You goof! <g>
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    > 10-30-2009


    Who's Keith?



  13. #13
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions

    In article <4aed8726$0$4979$[email protected]>,
    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > In article <4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]>,
    > > "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    > >> Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused>
    > >> burner?
    > >> Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?

    > >
    > > Come over here, Keith; I have to smack you upside the head. "Remove
    > > from heat" means you take it off a hot burner (if electric) or turn off
    > > the gas. You put it where there's no heat beneath it. You goof! <g>
    > > --
    > > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    > > 10-30-2009

    >
    > Who's Keith?


    Apparently, not you. I was confusing you with someone else.
    Come over here, kswck; I have to smack you upside the head. :-)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    10-30-2009

  14. #14
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Some really dumb(?) questions


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <4aed8726$0$4979$[email protected]>,
    > "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > In article <4aec8ad1$0$22530$[email protected]>,
    >> > "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> What does 'remove from heat' mean?
    >> >> Turn off the heat or turn it off and put the pan on another <unused>
    >> >> burner?
    >> >> Does it matter if the heat is gas or electric?
    >> >
    >> > Come over here, Keith; I have to smack you upside the head. "Remove
    >> > from heat" means you take it off a hot burner (if electric) or turn off
    >> > the gas. You put it where there's no heat beneath it. You goof! <g>
    >> > --
    >> > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    >> > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    >> > 10-30-2009

    >>
    >> Who's Keith?

    >
    > Apparently, not you. I was confusing you with someone else.
    > Come over here, kswck; I have to smack you upside the head. :-)
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    > 10-30-2009


    Yes, Maam.



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