Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Everyone's out of step except for my Johnny

Oooh, it has been a on-again-off-again love affair with this new shop of ours...dramas of my own making and some from others, just to keep me entertained.

Very expensive induction hob stove with $20 camp stove

I dutifully purchased an oven with an induction hob because it is the best thing for making chocolate etc. as it is so sensitive to temperature control. Great, cost a bit, but that's o.k. I'll be able to control the temperatures of caramels and honeycomb instead of them controlling me. Dum-dee-dum-dee-dum, something's wrong with my thermometer, buy another one, something's wrong with that one, borrow three, something's wrong with all of them...

My dad has a story and it goes like this; Johnny, not the brightest young man in town, comes back from the war and his doting mother gathers all of her friends and relations to watch as Johnny makes his triumphant return marching through the main street with his battalion and she pipes up, as proud and gloating as can be, "sure would you look at that, everyone's out of step except for my Johnny".

So, induction hobs work on magnetism. digital thermometers are magnetic, allowing them to pick up instant heat changes. Great, positive magnets are have opposite charges. Excellent, after much research I can buy a $780 induction thermometer or I can go to Bunnings and pick up a $20 gas stove thing with a $3 gas canister and bobs your uncle.