what you need is on of those portable induction heating hotplates. If you get em on TV (HSN<CVS etc) you can get 2 for under 100 bucks and they are really good. They heat to exactly the temps you need (unlike any resistance or gas stove which just "piles" on the excess calories and overheats everything thus requiring one to be stirring pretty regularly).
The induction heater is a magnetic heater that uses a feedback thermistor that controls the temps lmost to the degree, so youll never overheat your fry oil)
We bought two for the RV and , whenever I want to make omlettes pr deep fry, I use the Incuction heater) You MUST use ferrous cookware (anything to which a magnet will stick).
AND, its better to hve strait sided pans (not a wok or old style omelette pans)
DONT WORRY because the TV store sends you a bunch of cookware that works really well.
PS-the article on the blog didn't piss me off because it was about Rothko, it pissed me off because the blogger merely copied the NYTimes story done by a REAL REPORTER.
Blogs are almost always second hand stories that celebrate plagiarism and not writing skill.
(Except the woodqworking and gardening guys ho all write as badly as I and who say
"Find someone who gives a **** and tell them about my writing"