This is true, but there are simple solutions to most of it. Peppers you can do under the broiler or with a torch. I agree it is less convenient. The stove top grill, the cast iron grill /griddle or pans work well. With cast iron, you need to match the size of the pan to the burner as the poor conductivity of cast iron can make for a wildly unevenly heated pan. For the pastry pan trick you just use the grill/griddle or large pan instead of directly on the burner.
4/7/14 at 9:48am