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Searzall--After the Honeymoon?

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1 hour ago, flippant said:

Finish off the top of pan fried eggs

 

IMO, this is probably the best use for most cooks.  Faster than a basting cover, and without the guesswork because you're watching it.

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1 hour ago, boilsover said:

 

IMO, this is probably the best use for most cooks.  Faster than a basting cover, and without the guesswork because you're watching it.

 

I don't understand.  If you are a normally sighted cook or something close to it, you are watching your eggs as you are basting them.  Else, if you are vision impaired you might not want to be handling a Searzall.

 

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8 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I don't understand.  If you are a normally sighted cook or something close to it, you are watching your eggs as you are basting them.  Else, if you are vision impaired you might not want to be handling a Searzall.

 

 

Your basting covers are glass?  Mine are aluminum.

 

And I'm not basting the eggs they cover--I'm waiting for the heat trapped inside to finish the top of the egg.  Lifting the cover too often releases the heat, just like opening an oven's door.  Wait too long and the egg's overdone.  Hence finishing with the torch.

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I also do SunnySideUp eggs w a glass over.

 

I add a little water to the fry pan when its hot after the eggs then cover until the top just sets.

 

these are easy to make

 

they are not as good as true Fried Eggs w the crispy edge but a still barely set yolk

 

that would envolve oil that id then toss out.

 

:/

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10 hours ago, boilsover said:

 

IMO, this is probably the best use for most cooks.  Faster than a basting cover, and without the guesswork because you're watching it.

Baste. I suspect this is the more generally accepted meaning for most of us. I would consider covering it with the lid as steaming. But as always to each their own. 


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I steam because 

 

Im more or less lazy

 

i just want the top surface jus set.

 

and I don't want to flip.

 

although real fired is best 

 

and good luck finding RF's when you are out and about.

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42 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Baste. I suspect this is the more generally accepted meaning for most of us. I would consider covering it with the lid as steaming. But as always to each their own. 

 

 

It's merely a (if not the) common term for these covers.  Sort of like calling a rondeau a brazier.  The definition of "braise" doesn't really enter into it.

 

Guy goes into a resto supply store...  "Gimmee a couple of those whatchamacallits that you throw over eggs."  "You mean basting covers?  Right this way."


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2 hours ago, boilsover said:

 

Your basting covers are glass?  Mine are aluminum.

 

And I'm not basting the eggs they cover--I'm waiting for the heat trapped inside to finish the top of the egg.  Lifting the cover too often releases the heat, just like opening an oven's door.  Wait too long and the egg's overdone.  Hence finishing with the torch.

 

I misunderstood about covering the pan.  I baste my eggs with butter and a Ruhlman spoon.

 

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It's interesting to me that our lists for how we use the Searzall are basically identical, @flippant -- I sort of figured I was the only one foolish enough to use a gigantic propane torch for those things :) . I've got a few other fringe uses (I don't own a toaster or toaster oven, so some things normal people use those for I use the torch), but your list captures 95% of what I do with mine. I guess I also add that I use mine to toast the marshmallows and peanut butter in a peanut butter/marshmallow/banana sandwich. 

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