Hot Dog Fry (Cookin' with Current)
To demonstrate the I2R power dissipation of electrical current.
Hot Dog (full fat)
modified power cable
Make sure the Variac is turned off and at zero output setting. Insert the two ends of the power cord with the screws to either end of the hot dog. Plug the power cord into the Variac and the Variac into the wall outlet. Turn on the Variac and slowly increase the output to about 50%. Within a minute or so, you'll notice the aroma of a freshly cooked hot dog.
Use cheap, greasy hot dogs, not lean ones or tofupups, etc.