I buy a package of hotdogs probably twice a year; in the Summer and Winter and when I do, this is the only way I can eat Hotdogs! It has to be blackened like a campfire or I get an uneasy stomach when I eat Hotdogs boiled. So, I have eaten my hotdogs this way my entire life. When I BBQ outside I make extra and freeze them so I have them every once in a while. Not only that, I love my hotdogs this way. Give it a try!