ok that’s something new I really have to get used to. Yanno how when you’re cooking you know exactly how much time you need for putting everything on, timing the veggies etc. Well now I’m in my new house I’ve now got a gas stove (never cooked with gas before), a new (old) microwave and all new cooking utensils. This basically means…….I have no clue how to time everything now!
It doesn’t help the fact that I have an unrealistic fear of fire aswell, which in particular extends to gas. I’m kinda ok, I can handle it, but it does freak me out if the auto thingy’s don’t light it in the first 0.5 seconds. When it starts getting to about 2 secs that the gas is running without it being lit I just feel a slight panicky feeling, but I guess I’ll get over it.
So tonight, I cooked for dinner…..veal snitzel with spinach, corn and zucchini. The schnitzel ended up cooking a lot faster than I was expecting, the spinach a lot slower, and the corn and zucchini took forever cuz I put it in the microwave and forgot to turn it on high.
Well, it turned out not too bad in the end, but it just seems so stupid that I have to go through all that crap of learning the timing again!
Cooking with gas is excellent. For safety make sure you have a carbon monoxide and fire sensor.
So tips for gas cooking. The ‘hot flame’ really is hot. Therefore when stir frying or pan frying it will heat very quickly, and may burn if you dont keep an eye on it. However switching gas off will allow things to cool much quicker than when on electric. Thus dont think – oh I will put it here whilst I cook something else. It will be cold.
However it is a lot of fun; and dont worry too much about not auto-lighting before 2 seconds. If after 5 seconds and smell is strong then swtich off, stand back and open windows to get fresh air through.
cooking with gas, or cooking with electricity, hell makes no difference to me, I cant cook either way, lol
hehe…. I’m the same…
but can work wonders with a microwave though lol
Roamingstudio, rationally I know it’s not that unsafe for gas not to light straight away………..but my fear isn’t really rational. I guess it’s a true phobia, so as far as I’m concerned it MUST light in the first 0.5 seconds.
Alex, lucky I got a second hand microwave given to me by mum hey 😉