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Old 08-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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That was before my time, but I remember my parents having one of those burners with the brain on their stove.
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That was before my time, but I remember my parents having one of those burners with the brain on their stove.
It was simple thermostat. Gotta wonder why you don't see that any more. I would love to have a thermostat on one or more of the burners on my electric stove.
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It was simple thermostat. Gotta wonder why you don't see that any more. I would love to have a thermostat on one or more of the burners on my electric stove.
Well, in reading more reviews, including reviews on the newer Nuwave 2, it appears the thermostat they use is only accurate when using the *free* cookware they offer. So I guess if today's technology can't make an accurate thermostat for a cooking surface unless you use a specific pot or pan, then forty years ago it wasn't any better. I remember my mother saying that the brain did not work on that stove, so maybe it wasn't accurate enough for her or something.
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It was simple thermostat. Gotta wonder why you don't see that any more. I would love to have a thermostat on one or more of the burners on my electric stove.
Could it have been that people were moving away from wood cookstoves to modern stoves and the manufacturers figured that most could tell the oven temp by sticking their hand in the oven but probably couldn't do the same for a burner??? Just wonderin' what the thought process would have been to include a thermostat and what the cultural influence driving the industry might have been...before my time.
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Could it have been that people were moving away from wood cookstoves to modern stoves and the manufacturers figured that most could tell the oven temp by sticking their hand in the oven but probably couldn't do the same for a burner??? Just wonderin' what the thought process would have been to include a thermostat and what the cultural influence driving the industry might have been...before my time.
I think it might have been a "Jetsons" thing. Lots of stuff from the mid '50s to some time in the '70s was "futuristic". Remember the fins on cars that were supposed to make you think of rockets?

The one we had seemed to work really well. I would spend time watching the flame go up and down as something cold was added to a pan or it came to temp. And the flame would "run around the burner" when it was just maintaining the temp.
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