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Mike Sokol

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Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« on: September 13, 2014, 01:52:08 pm »

Steve,

I see that you're closing in on your 1,000th post. So would you like the electric hot dog cooker for your prize? We spare no expense here...

 
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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 05:40:46 pm »

Steve,

I see that you're closing in on your 1,000th post. So would you like the electric hot dog cooker for your prize? We spare no expense here...
That actually works.

Back in the early 80s there was a commercial product that did exactly that.  It had 2 prongs that stuck up-you placed the hotdog on them and turned it on and it cooked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUAkezGstlQ

I can't say I have seen one in the last couple of decades---------------
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 06:21:33 pm »

Do it with a whole dill pickle. The brine adds a surprise.

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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 07:08:01 pm »

That actually works.

Back in the early 80s there was a commercial product that did exactly that.  It had 2 prongs that stuck up-you placed the hotdog on them and turned it on and it cooked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUAkezGstlQ

I can't say I have seen one in the last couple of decades---------------

Looks like New-Old-Stock. And it's "Technician Tested". http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PRESTO-HOT-DOGGER-60-Second-Electric-Hot-Dog-Cooker-PE08A-Tech-Tested-/221546537854?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339533e37e

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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 08:23:01 pm »

Is there a vegetarian version?!!


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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 08:32:20 pm »

Is there a vegetarian version?!!

Steve.

Not sure if Veggie Dogs would work or not. Sound's scary to me.  ;D

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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 08:55:10 pm »

Steve,

I see that you're closing in on your 1,000th post. So would you like the electric hot dog cooker for your prize? We spare no expense here...

Hah!

I did this in grade school (around '60, or '61) by using a stripped lamp cord and two 16p nails. No switch. No tape. Mustard only.  Yummy!

-Dennis
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 04:17:32 am »

How many milliseconds does it need on 240 volts? Or perhaps I can do two in series!


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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 04:38:16 am »

How many milliseconds does it need on 240 volts? Or perhaps I can do two in series!


Steve.

If you put two in series and double the voltage the current draw still doubles.

Has anyone done a monte carlo analysis on hotdog resistance?  If the resistance changes once the cooking process is complete you could have an auto turnoff circuit.

That somewhat reduces the elegance and simplicity of the design.

BTW My parents had one too. That would have been about 1968 or so.  If I recall it does not have a safety switch on the lid. 

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Re: Steve M Smith approching 1000 posts
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 07:35:32 am »

  If I recall it does not have a safety switch on the lid.
Back then we had fans with metal blades you could stick your whole hand into.

Of course back then there was a thing called "personal responsibility".

Something sadly missing today.  We expect somebody else to take care of us-so that we can do whatever.

And then if something goes wrong-we can always sue them then have even less responsibility. :(
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