I'm really struck lately how their stove is just a single-burner portable propane thing. Their house may be an older, traditional one, but it seems to be pretty up-to-date otherwise. And it's not like their kitchen lacks the space for a range or cooktop.
That kind of burner looks really handy, but I didn't realize that it's the only stove they have. In Pure Nineteen the family uses the burner to cook Korean bacon in the dining room. I was thinking of getting one because that meat looks so delicious. Does anyone have experience with one? The ones I've seen are butane, tho.
Last Edit: Apr 7, 2007 17:32:44 GMT -5 by ginnycat5
They had a segment on the safe use of these once on that "Safety Number One" show. When the gas tank is empty enough so you can't cook with it. there is still enough gas in it that it can explode if heated. They have a special tool for puncturing the empty can so pressure can't build up.
I remember Byeong-du would chastise Yu-jeong (in 'Bizarre Bunch') because she failed to do this when she put out the recycling.
In one of the last 2 episodes, I think I saw Mrs. Na taking something out of the oven. I'm not sure, but there may have been a stove to the left of the sink. How could they raise 4 kids with one burner and a rice cooker-would be really tough. My mother used only a 2-burner electric plate for years, and there were 2 kids, 2 parents. Not fun.