Monday, June 6, 2011

Overheard in the kitchen

Mrs Drang was explaining that she keeps turning on the stove to the wrong setting.   The new stove is one of those glass-top jobs.  The right front "burner" has three concentric rings; on the knob, the middle or "medium" setting is from 12 o'clock to 4, the outer or "high" setting is from 4 to 8 o'clock, and the inner or "low" setting is from 8 to 12.
Over on the left, the rear burner has two sets of controls; on the left it controls "just" that burner, but on the right of the dial it turns on the "bridge" burner between front and back, so you can use the long griddle and have your pancakes turn out right no matter which section they are one.
And I said
You shouldn't need Driver's Ed for your stove.
Which seemed clever at the time, but in retrospect makes me sound like some kind of Luddite...

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