Plastic Chef Neelix

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== Neelix thinks that higher temperatures equals faster cooking times.==
 
== Neelix thinks that higher temperatures equals faster cooking times.==
This next section is partially related to the above point but not entirely as it showcases a different cooking related issue.  In the episode Flashback, a technobable material in a nebula is discovered that Neelix says they could inject into his cooking array and cook his meals in half the time.  Because of the level of techno gibberish in this scene it's isn't right away obvious the assumption that Neelix is making here. To make it clear doubling the combustion rate of his burner is suppose to half the rate his cooking will take to finish.  This leads into something that is often called "Oven Logic"[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvenLogic] and is a mistake made by many amateur cooks.  Doubling the power of your burner does not half the cooking time, or any other linear expectation, because of the complex chemical interactions that takes place whenever you cook anything.
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This section is partially related to the previous point, but it showcases a different cooking-related issue.  In the episode "Flashback", a technobable material in a nebula is discovered that Neelix says they could inject into his cooking array, allowing him to cook meals in half the time.  Because of the level of techno gibberish in this scene, it's isn't immediately obvious what assumption Neelix is making.
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To make it clear, doubling the combustion rate of his burner is suppose to half the time his cooking will take to finish.  This leads into something that is often called [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvenLogic "Oven Logic"], which is a mistake made by many amateur cooks.  Doubling the power of your burner does not half the cooking time (or any other linear expectation) because of the complex chemical interactions that take place whenever you cook anything.
  
 
== Neelix lacks even basic sauce making skills. ==
 
== Neelix lacks even basic sauce making skills. ==

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