1 hour ago, dtremit said:
The value here is not control of internal temperature (which is regulated by the pressure valve) but ease of use. Setting a consistent pan temperature (rather than a consistent burner output) means less overshoot, and therefore less liquid lost through the pressure valve. And in a purely practical sense, it means less time fiddling with the burner.
The better question is: Consistent with what? PICs have heretofore been wildly INconsistent with their temperature settings, even if they are repeatable between uses. In the typical PICs, the temperature settings have been a joke. What makes this one different?
If you set 267F at the controls, what confidence do you have that it means 267F in the pan?
Frankly, I'd rather have an arbitrary numerical setting that I've vetted than a false temperature setting. But if this appliance is accurate, then it could change my mind. Seems easy enough to test...