Plastic Chef Neelix

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(Neelix's kitchen is a safety nightmare)
(Neelix always cooks his food on high)
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It's somewhat understandable in the context of filming something cooking on screen to use an obviously visible flame, but what we see Neelix doing goes well beyond that.  In every cooking operation we see Neelix doing, he is always doing so with the flames so high that fire licks up to sometimes half the height of the sides of the stock pot he is using.  This helps explain why we see Neelix overcooking or even outright burning food on multiple occasions.  Of course when this happens it is ''never his fault'' as he always claims some other issue is involved (even though not tending the food properly is usually the ''real reason'').  Any good cook will tell you that those kinds of heat levels are only useful in a very narrow number of applications: wok based cooking is a good example.<ref>[[VOY]] "Flashback", [[VOY]] "Learning Curve"</ref>
 
It's somewhat understandable in the context of filming something cooking on screen to use an obviously visible flame, but what we see Neelix doing goes well beyond that.  In every cooking operation we see Neelix doing, he is always doing so with the flames so high that fire licks up to sometimes half the height of the sides of the stock pot he is using.  This helps explain why we see Neelix overcooking or even outright burning food on multiple occasions.  Of course when this happens it is ''never his fault'' as he always claims some other issue is involved (even though not tending the food properly is usually the ''real reason'').  Any good cook will tell you that those kinds of heat levels are only useful in a very narrow number of applications: wok based cooking is a good example.<ref>[[VOY]] "Flashback", [[VOY]] "Learning Curve"</ref>
  
Ignoring that, such high flame represents a massive waste of resources. We are constantly being told that power reserves are precious, but we then see Neelix overusing energy to cook the food that is suppose to be helping.  No matter how the [[technobabble]] is explained to us, it doesn't change the fact that energy is being used very inefficiently to do tasks where not even close to those levels are required. If what Neelix is doing is ''still'' conserving energy, then [[replicator]]s must be horrendously inefficient (or one more piece of evidence of his culinary tyranny, see above).
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Ignoring that, such high flame represents a massive waste of resources. We are constantly being told that power reserves are precious, but we then see Neelix overusing energy to cook the food that is suppose to be helping.  No matter how the [[technobabble]] is explained to us, it doesn't change the fact that energy is being used very inefficiently to do tasks where not even close to those levels are required. If what Neelix is doing is ''still'' conserving energy, then [[replicator]]s must be horrendously inefficient (or one more piece of evidence of his dishonesty and culinary tyranny, see above).
  
 
== Neelix thinks that higher temperatures equals faster cooking times.==
 
== Neelix thinks that higher temperatures equals faster cooking times.==

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