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Sales Who uses a hot plates/burner at the demo?

AJPratt

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I just bought one and I was wondering, who uses a hot plate or burner at the demo?
 

pamperedlinda

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My aunt used to be a PC consultant and she gave me hers when I started. I've used it once for a demo. I've been lucky so far that my hosts have had a large kitchen when I've done cooking demos and I was able to use their stove. I really like the single burner though. I used it for a show I did at a Ladies Club. I made the Bananas Foster stir Fry.
 

cmdtrgd

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I DO!!! I absolutely LOVE IT! I just did a show yesterday - a luncheon - and made the Lemon Chicken Pasta Toss. I was able to set up on a huge 12'x4' dining table instead of a 4'x4' peninsula (with a lot less space for guests, too). I was able to show off some great stuff and since it was all inbetween me and the guests I could motion to something and a guest would pick it up and pass it around. Plus, I was able to take the Stir Fry Skillet in the kitchen after the demo and come back 30 seconds later with it clean!
 

Chef Kearns

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I use one. I just used it last weekend for the Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto. It keeps me from having my back to the guests while cooking. I really like using it. I can continue to cut and show products while keeping and eye on the food cooking.
 

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Purchasing a portable burner was one of the better purchases I've made in order to better my business! I can now do/make almost anything. Most of my shows seem to be conducted in the hosts living room. I bought a clear shower curtain at the Dollar Store and place it beneath the demoing table (I'm a messy cook! :eek: ) I get asked to do a lot of stir-frys now and am now selling/promoting the cookware better. I always have the host or a guest doing the cooking while I'm chopping and talking! Their comments sell the product for me!

Definately use yours at shows - you won't regret it!! :)

Lee Anne
 

AJPratt

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I'm thrilled to hear this! Do I have to worry about the burner getting too hot and burning my table or tablecloth? How do you set that up?
 

DZmom

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I just bought one and have yet to use it. The one I bought has a very short cord. I couldn't find a propane one. I guess I will just add an extension cord to the packing list!
 

aried

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Lee Anne Thanks for the tip about the clear shower curtain. I am going to get that. I have used my once for the puffs but will be using it more and trying it with different recipes.
 

cmdtrgd

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DZmom said:
I just bought one and have yet to use it. The one I bought has a very short cord. I couldn't find a propane one. I guess I will just add an extension cord to the packing list!

You don't want to use a propane one in the house - the fumes could kill people and pets!:eek:
 

AJPratt

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cmdtrgd said:
You don't want to use a propane one in the house - the fumes could kill people and pets!:eek:
That wouldn't make for a very good show.
 

DZmom

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One of the directors in my cluster uses one that has a very small snap into place tank that has a cover that flips closed over it. She's used it at our cluster meetings several times and we've NEVER smelled any fumes. I like it because it is just like a gas burner and can be used ANYWHERE! No electricity needed.
 

chee65

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There are different types of propane stoves I have one like DZmom described. It is made for indoors. The canister is much different from the camping type stoves. I have one and it is wonderful. I've used it several times. It is much better than the electric ones because I don't have to worry about being near an outlet. I've made the Thai Chicken Stir Fry Salad and the tamale round about with it. I think that it adds variation to shows.

So I would definitely use yours.
 

Christa

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Oh I'm getting one. When the host has a small kitchen and sets up guests in the living or dining room, this would make a nicer demo!
 

AJPratt

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I think its cool. I always picutre one of the people doing a demo at one of those gourmet food shows.
 

lacychef

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I just bought one today at Walmart-I couldn't believe they only cost 8.97:) I'm using it at a show this week to make the Lemon Chicken Pasta Toss. Can't wait to hopefully earn some more panorama points!
 
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cookingabcs

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Where can you pick up a propane burner like you were talking about? I've been thinking about getting one but don't know what kind to get. I don't want to be tripping over an electric chord all the time. I trip over my own feet enough....:p
 

chee65

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I'm sorry, I guess mine is butane but I think that's the same thing as propane. You can buy it on ebay. Just put in portable butane burner in the search and it will come up.
 

AJPratt

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I'd rather risk tripping over the cord than singe-ing off my eyebrows. I don't look good without eyebrows.:p :rolleyes:
 
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