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Cooking hot dogs via electrocution

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This isn’t one we suggest trying out, but it is interesting to read — how to cook hot dogs via electrocution… – Link.

6 thoughts on “Cooking hot dogs via electrocution

  1. Excellent. I especially like the way LED’s are stuck in such that the potential lights them up and they grow dim as it is cooked.

    I remember a slightly more sophisticated project in the back of a 1960’s electrical textbook in high school. It involved a block of wood and 8 nails, angled such that 4 hot dogs were simultaneously cooked by a simple connection with a line cord.

    Probably makes some of the more warped folks’s weanie’s warm when they think about it…

  2. We tried this in our shop class when I was in high school back in the 94′ (wow that seems like a long time ago!).

    We use #12 or #14 gauge solid copper wiring. (Standard house wiring). It worked really well and I remember the hotdog being quite tasty. We stripped off a half inch of insulation from the wire terminals and put them into the ends of the frank. This at least reduced the chance that we would get shocked. Covering the hotdog with a plastic container would also help.( I like WonderWheeler’s idea better though)

    Fun shop project for a kid to do under the guidance of careful parent. (and a GCFI plug)

  3. Back in the day, this was a real live product! The Presto Hotdogger! Twelve brutal looking iron spikes, six hotdogs and a lid which connected/disconnected the power when put in place. I have one somewhere that I found at a garage sale and used to use to generate cheap, warm eats at science fiction conventions.

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