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    Doug Weller Guest

    Default What temperature is 'High', 'Medium high' etc in a frying pan

    I keep reading cooking instructions that say heat a pan to high, etc. and
    I'd love to know what temperature that is supposed to be as I can test the
    pan to see how hot it is. Is there actually a guide to this or is it 'suck
    it and see'?
    Thanks
    Doug
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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What temperature is 'High', 'Medium high' etc in a frying pan

    On Mon 12 Jan 2009 04:29:21a, Doug Weller told us...

    > I keep reading cooking instructions that say heat a pan to high, etc. and
    > I'd love to know what temperature that is supposed to be as I can test

    the
    > pan to see how hot it is. Is there actually a guide to this or is it

    'suck
    > it and see'?
    > Thanks
    > Doug


    Based on several electric appliances I have with degree settings, my best
    guess is as follows:

    450-500 high
    375-400 medium-high
    325-350 medium
    275-300 medium-low
    225-250 low

    I haven't found this actually published, but one must also take into
    consideration the thickness and weight of the pan. It may take more heat
    (a higher setting) to maintain a specific temperature with a thin
    lightweight pan than with a thick heavy pan due to heat retention.

    HTH

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: What temperature is 'High', 'Medium high' etc in a frying pan

    Doug Weller <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > I keep reading cooking instructions that say heat a pan to high, etc.
    > and I'd love to know what temperature that is supposed to be as I can
    > test the pan to see how hot it is. Is there actually a guide to this
    > or is it 'suck it and see'?
    > Thanks
    > Doug


    I read Wayne's response and the temps he stated seem about right. There is
    a temp chart online I found that seems pretty accurate. You can find it
    here http://thelunacafe.com/basics/temperature-guide/

    Happy cooking!

    Michael



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    Doug Weller Guest

    Default Re: What temperature is 'High', 'Medium high' etc in a frying pan

    On 12 Jan 2009 14:45:14 GMT, in rec.food.cooking, Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    >Doug Weller <[email protected]>
    >news:[email protected] : in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> I keep reading cooking instructions that say heat a pan to high, etc.
    >> and I'd love to know what temperature that is supposed to be as I can
    >> test the pan to see how hot it is. Is there actually a guide to this
    >> or is it 'suck it and see'?
    >> Thanks
    >> Doug

    >
    >I read Wayne's response and the temps he stated seem about right. There is
    >a temp chart online I found that seems pretty accurate. You can find it
    >here http://thelunacafe.com/basics/temperature-guide/
    >
    >Happy cooking!
    >
    >Michael
    >

    Thanks to both of you. With laser thermometers and induction hobs it is
    getting a lot easier to be accurate about temperatures (I even have a
    grill pan for steaks with a thermometer in it).
    Hm, 325 Water drops dance on skillet surface

    That's the vital one, it's pancake temperature!

    Doug
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    Dan S. Guest

    Default Re: What temperature is 'High', 'Medium high' etc in a frying pan

    Michael "Dog3", if I was in the mood, I'd turn the lights down low and
    reply with soft music, but you'll have to accept this instead::
    > Doug Weller <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> I keep reading cooking instructions that say heat a pan to high, etc.
    >> and I'd love to know what temperature that is supposed to be as I can
    >> test the pan to see how hot it is. Is there actually a guide to this
    >> or is it 'suck it and see'?
    >> Thanks
    >> Doug

    >
    > I read Wayne's response and the temps he stated seem about right. There is
    > a temp chart online I found that seems pretty accurate. You can find it
    > here http://thelunacafe.com/basics/temperature-guide/
    >
    > Happy cooking!
    >
    > Michael


    I have probably never let a piece of chicken come to 190 degrees ever.
    That's a bit much.

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    Yours,
    Dan S.
    la verdad es lo que es ($1)



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