Um, well... you should probably unhook the smoke detector if you're doing several creme brulees at one serving. :smiles:
The other advantage is, when you're not cooking, you can do your plumbing repairs with the same equipment.
How many other cooking tools started out as craftsmen's equipment?
at least one- the Microplane. That sterling cheese-grater and citrus-zester started out as a wood rasp. We bought ours from Lee Valley, a woodworker's mail-order tool supplier, ten or twelve years ago when they pointed out its utility in the kitchen. My son, when he had a cabinet shop, used the Microplane we gave him alternately in the kitchen and in the shop as a fine-shaping wood tool.
offers not only very innovative woodworking tools, but lines of very nice kitchen tools and gardening equipment.
(I'm not a Lee Valley shareholder.)