Are there replacement spiral stove tops that work better than others? Or is there an added accessory I can add to the stove top so that they work "better"?
We are renting in an apartment high-rise, so no chance of extending the gas lines and replacing the stove.
I'd like to start off by stating that I am in no way victim-blaming the mother. Victim blaming is such a cruel and pointless thing. It is important to remember the time period in which this case took place. 1970s parenting was a lot laxer. It is not my goal to shame the adults in this case, but rather, hold them accountable.
Scott Curtis Fandel was born January 23rd, 1965 to his mother Margaret Fandel, then Schonfelder, and an unnamed father. I am unsure where exactly he was born but I do not believe it was in the state of Alaska, it was possibly Illinois. Scott stood at 4'11 and weighed 73lbs, at the time of his disappearance he was thirteen years old. He had long brown hair with bangs and blue eyes. He was described as mature and a good caregiver to his younger sister, Amy. He was Amy's "protector".
Amy Lee Fandel was born August 25th, 1970 to Margaret Fandel and Roger Fandel, a different father than Scott. Amy was eight years old when she disappeared, 4'0 tall and 52lbs. She had blonde hair to or past her shoulders and brown eyes.
The Fandels slip up nine months before the children's disappearance. Although it is not explicitly stated I am under the impression that Scott was adopted by his stepfather, Roger Fandel because Scott had his last name. After the split, Margaret moved her and her two children to the small rural Alaskan town of Sterling where they lived in a two-bedroom cabin. Margaret worked as a waitress to support her children.
The Vanishing: September 4th-5th, 1978
September 4th, 1978 was an exciting day for the Fandel children as their aunt, Cathy Schonfelder, was arriving from Illinois to come to live with them. The foursome went out to a local bar called Good Time Charlie's where the children drank sodas and played video games. It's unclear whether Good Time Charlie's was a kind of sports bar restaurant or a real bar but the foursome left GTC at 10 pm. Margaret and Cathy decided to drop the kids off at the cabin and return to the bar. As they dropped off the kids their mother, Margaret, told them not to stay up too late and their Aunt Cathy told them to lock the door. Scott laughed when his Aunt told him to lock the door because the lock was broken and apparently had been for some time. After their Aunt and Mother departed the children went to their nearest neighbor, the Lupton's cabin, around 200 yards away to play with the five Lupton children. According to Nancy Lupton, the Fandel children were in good spirits and excited. Th... keep reading on reddit ➡
Mine is the bottom right one lol
I have seen too many posts on here mourning lost stock gone down the drain so I thought I'd share my method. Just strain it on the stovetop. Put a pot or bowl on the stove, put your strainer in it, drain your stockpot into it. Straining in the sink runs the risk that you'll confuse your stock with salad or beans or something that you don't want to keep the liquid from. Straining your stock on a non-basin surface forces you to put something underneath the strainer to catch the liquid.
Hope this helps folks from losing their liquid gold!
On Trevor Bauer:
> A Bauer-Dodgers union still feels like a long shot to most industry sources
> Based on conversations with sources, the two teams believed to have the best shot at Bauer are the Mets and the Angels.
On J.T. Realmuto:
> The Phillies appear close enough that a final push will get the job done
> This feels like a deal that should -- and ultimately will -- get completed.
Is there a logical reason or any benefits I'm just not seeing beyond aesthetics for touch panels for the stove? Finger too cold: Doesn't work. Finger damp (like, say, because I'm cooking and washing my hands or rinsing things or chopping something, or...): Doesn't work. Oil splatters on the stove (because, say, I'm actively frying something and want to adjust the temperature): Doesn't work. Some water spills on the control panel (because, say, the pasta splashes a bit): Bad luck, the entire stove will beep angrily at you and shut off.
What am I not seeing? Why are these controls so popular? Is it just driven by people who don't cook much and like the appearance? I'm looking forward to a time when I can buy my own house and ban touch control stoves, but in the meantime, can anyone sell me on the concept? Tell me, please.
Question: On a longer trip, what is the tipping point between stove weight and savings from fuel efficiency for the Snow Peak Lite Max vs. the Soto Windmaster? I’ve seen some excellent stove comparisons but not this particular head-to-head.
The Tl;dr: The Windmaster boils water much faster even under ideal (calm, low altitude) conditions. At perfect conditions the weight penalty of the Windmaster (with triflex pot support) is covered by fuel savings after six boils.
Backstory (not critical for understanding, feel free to skip): A few years ago I bought a Snow Peak Lite Max because I belatedly realized that the MSR Whisperlite International liquid fuel stove I was planning to take to Alaska was not allowed on an airplane (even without fuel) and I had to buy a new stove at the Anchorage REI upon arrival. A Snow Peak Lite Max was what they had in stock. Anyway, I’ve used it fairly happily and it is extremely light, but it’s performance is not great in other than calm conditions. I’m planning a JMT thru-hike this summer and I’m likely to have an 8-day stretch between resupply points. Expecting not to have ideal conditions at all times, I bought a Soto Windmaster, which is moderately heavier. I wondered whether and at what point the expected improved efficiency of the Windmaster would pay for the weight penalty. So I ran this experiment.
The Conditions: My backyard. Water temp 52F. Air temp 45F (first test), 43F (second test). Clear. Calm conditions. Altitude 600 feet (180 m) above sea level.
The Goal: Bring two cups of (473 ml) of 52F water to a boil in a .85L MSR Titan. Edited to add that the lid was on (lightly) during the test.
First, I used a MSR Isopro 110g canister that was about ⅓ full, and tested both stoves on “medium” settings, which is supposed to be the most efficient.
Second, I used a full MSR 110g canister to test both stoves on full blast settings.