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Is it necessary to keep the pan at a constant temperature like an oven?

AlexBen | May 21, 202106:19 PM     23

When I first started learning to cook, I kept thinking that if the pan can maintain a constant temperature like an oven, maybe cooking will be easier.
For example, the temperature of maillard reaction is about 140 degrees Celsius to 170 degrees Celsius at the fastest. However, when we fry beef, the pot will be very hot, usually over 200 degrees Celsius.
On the one hand, we need the Leidenfrost effect to make the pot a non-stick pot. On the other hand, when a piece of cold beef is discharged into the pot, the temperature of the pot will drop rapidly, so higher temperatures will get better results. .
But suppose my kitchen gas stove can automatically adjust the temperature? For example, if I set it at 170 degrees Celsius, I don’t need 200 degrees Celsius to produce maillard reaction well. When my beef is discharged into the pot, the temperature of the pot will drop sharply. At this time, the kitchen gas stove is automatically adjusted to a high fire to maintain the temperature of the pot. When the temperature of the pot rises, the kitchen gas stove is automatically adjusted to a small fire to maintain a constant temperature.
Does this make cooking easier?
Later, I really searched for this kind of kitchen gas stove, which is the gas stove in the picture above, made in Japan, do you see the thing in the red circle? This is a temperature sensor, you can set what you want through the panel below Temperature, and then automatically adjust the size of the firepower to maintain the temperature you need.
I would like to ask, is this kind of kitchen gas stove that can maintain a constant temperature of the pan is necessary?

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