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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Eric Wynkoop - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Eric Wynkoop in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to Ask Anything – from cooking techniques to co… Read More.



Can you recommend any gas stoves for gentle simmering?

— Pavel Derka


Um, let's see here. Butane stoves, I'm guessing it is gonna be the smaller canisters you're talking about. Um, you know, the other, uh, area of experience that I have is gonna be on, uh, on a, on a larger grill, like an outdoor, you know, barbecue style grill, uh, which uses, uh, at least around here, uh, propane, sometimes we can get it plumb for natural gas at the house. Um, and, uh, you know, that can be a nice way to do, uh, some cooking. Um, if you, if, if, if outdoors, uh, is comfortable and possible for you, and I know that there are a lot of possible variables that, uh, you know, could make that challenging. Um, let's see. Yeah, I guess, yeah, otherwise, it sounds like your electric stove just does its own thing, cycling off and on, which, uh, you're not in control of. Um, now otherwise, for other people cooking on electric, uh, on electric range, the, the way we do this, um, uh, if you need some, some high heat and you kind of get into this rhythm of, of cooking and sauteing, and you need to control the heat. Um, and, and, and this is what we do in, in restaurants that had electric ranges, uh, and there are actually some of those out there. Um, uh, we turn the, the coils up on high, and so they're glowing red heat up that pan, and then get our product in there and start doing our, our saute work. When the pan gets too hot, we just move the pan off the fire and, uh, we can monitor it, stir it, you know, pan toss whatever you need to do, and then bring it back onto the fire, um, to continue that cooking process as needed. And, um, so that's just something to keep in mind. But in case of, uh, your situation paval, it sounds like it's just cycling on and off out of your control, uh, which, um, indeed, uh, would be disappointing. But, uh, yeah, I hope that, uh, you know, perhaps, um, you know, the, the idea of, um, uh, an outdoor grill might be an option. Uh, you might also, um, um, look at some of the other electric, you know, technology, um, that, that could possibly be an option. You know, you can buy some, some portable electric units, um, that are very effective.
Eric Wynkoop

Eric Wynkoop

Director of Culinary Instruction