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I reckon once every 4 months.
Always got 2/3 hobs on the go. Usually 3.
I mean, if I'm frying bacon for a morning roll, that's one pan, potato scone, eggs etc can go in the same pan.
and I guess an omelette, even if it's got a filling (YO SAPS) can be just the one pan, as you can fry onions, peppers whatever, scrape into a bowl, then do eggs and add the filling back inot the same single pan.
But yes, more often than not there will be trwo or three on the go.
Also, I use my wok ring for non wok cooking *special face*
In fact I use it at every opportunity.
and I don't think I'm right. If I really analyse it, I think we actually simultaneously use just 2 far more often than 3, I seem to have taken to batch frying things instead of dirtying multiple pans. But the wok ring comments stand.
the correct answer is it depends. Batch cooking a chilli? One pan; one hob. Laying on a tapas spread for about 6 mates? Carnage; every hob hammered.
Thing is I don't exactly consider myself hugely adventurous in the kitchen like your Brian Turners or your Paul Rankins but... at least once a week I'll cook something a bit nice for me and the wife like. Usually requires a 3rd ring if there's multiple elements. Dunno where all this `might dust off another hob on a quarterly basis` comes from. Unless I'm just being epically inefficient...
More than that and I'd probably throw an internal wobbler, wake up naked and rocking back and forth babbling about the impending apocalypse.
I suppose the answer I'm trying to give is "never".
do you just eat beans for dinner?
i'm sick of you replying to my every post
Have a think before you post eric.
Usually it's some kind of one-pot meal thing, so the meal in one pan, and pasta / rice / potatoes / whatever in the other.
I mean MORE than 2. 2 is normal for most meals.
But I don't have a family so this might have something to do with it.
Broccoli steaming away at the back. Couscous gently heating at the front.
That's just an example. I have more.
"Mindlessly follows recipes from BBC Good Food" then yes. Yes I am.
Got seperate pans for the eggs and mushrooms and a big one for the meat
Poor efficiency or maybe cooking accuracy?
Like, four times a year. Never had all four on the go.
One of my rings (hur hur) is a double, for stir frys. Gets very hot.
Something else: electric hobs are naff
They all equate to a choice between MAX POWER or off, yet there's five (sometimes more!) options. Love it.
My gf's parents had one. When the controls get wet you can't change the temperature or turn one on or off.
Anyone tried induction?
just take it off the heat and wait 5 minutes for it to cool down? who invented this piece of shit?
yeah I have one, and its quite a good one but still not as good as gas
Old flat had a massive range jobby. 5 of the fuckers. Often had all 5 on the go if we were entertaining. Good times.
because I don't like washing up. it's quite fun to plan out as you're going along
A hob normally has 4 rings
I will use 2 of the rings at least 2/3 times per week
But I only ever use one hob because that's all I have in my house
Can no one read?
as "the hob" though, right?
like, "I'll just whack it on the hob"
you all goddamn knew what i meant though, as if anyone here has more than one oven with some hobs (whatever) on the top
on the go recently which sort of counts. I was making seasoned chips, kale and sausages.
I havent got much of a choice have i!?
The Microwave works as planned though but has a bit of a hole in it that means you have to put it on then rush quickly out of the room so you don't get The Headache.
if you can't cook amazing meals with two hobs, you probably don't deserve to eat
I made my speciality parmesan breakfast polenta topped with poached eggs, avocados, and a bacon lardon and mushroom hash thing.
Impossible to make with 2 hobs.
you're a bad enough cook that you can't cook good meals with two hobs? seems pretty damning
i have an electric one which has a large "double ring" ring. Problem is, only the little one comes on, the big outside bit doesn't. Like ever. It's weird.
to activate the double ring malarkey, probably. Probably with an icon of a ring inside a ring, but I think modern designers like to make this as confusing as possible...
I just thought it would notice if there was a big pan on there or a little pan?
I don't know!!
Generally as I end up doing something different/additional for the kids
Largely due to steamer-based alleviation.
Potatoes in the bottom and veg in the middle and top tier says three into* one /does/ go.