Food: Temperature
Burning Food Detector   (+4, -2)  [vote for, against]
Detects the imminent meltdown of your dinner and sounds an alarm.

The good thing about frying stuff is that you can stand there pushing the food round the pan whilst you're cooking it and so keep yourself occupied. The bad thing about it is that it's not as healthy as using the grill. Sadly, however, the grill isn't very interesting to watch so I invariably wander off and do something else in the meantime, with obvious results.

The inclusion of a photo-electric cell, attached to an alarm, in the ceiling of the grill which could detect the changing level of reflection from the food (as it turns from a tempting golden-brown to charcoal black) would enable me to wander off safe in the knowledge that dinner would be perfectly cooked every time (instead of every second or third time).
-- DrBob, Mar 15 2001

Until this is Baked, use one of these: http://www.halfbake...dea/Cookie_20Sander
[beauxeault, Mar 15 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Try this
[angel, Mar 15 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Why is grilling more healthy than frying?
-- egnor, Mar 16 2001

I see. Thank you.
-- egnor, Mar 16 2001

Well put, UnaBubba.

beauxeault, how much to hire?
-- DrBob, Mar 16 2001

random, halfbakery