Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add 1 hot dog. Boil uncovered for 4 to 6 minutes, until the hot dog has plumped up on all sides. Remove with tongs and drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
For one hot dog cook on high two minutes, for two hot dogs cook three minutes. Adjust for the strength of your microwave. When the water boils for 20-30 seconds the hot dog is done. Carefully remove the glass from the microwave, it will be hot since it contains boiling water.
Using a large saucepan add 1 qt of water and bring it to a boil. Add 8 hot dogs to the water. Bring to a full boil and heat for 4-5 minutes. If you are using frozen hot dogs boil for about 8 minutes.
Bring small saucepan filled halfway with water to simmering boil on high. Add hot dogs to boiling water. This will stop boiling, but leave heat alone, it will boil again. Once water returns to boil, hot dogs will heat through in about 5 minutes.
Adapted from Food52.
Stove: Add wieners to a saucepan of boiling water. Return to boil; cover. Remove from heat; let stand 7 min. or until wiener are heated through.
The following cooking times should be followed when cooking more than one hot dog: 2 hotdogs: 1 minute 15 seconds. 3-4 hotdogs: 2 minutes. 5-6 hotdogs: 3 minutes.
Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You'll know they're done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit.
Once the water comes to a boil over medium heat, carefully add the hot dogs to the boiling water. Simmer. Turn the heat to low and simmer the hot dogs for 4-5 minutes. If your hot dogs are frozen, simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Add the hot dogs and boil for 4-5 minutes. If adding frozen hot dogs, cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove with tongs and place on a paper towel lined plate.
Smart dogs cook quickly, do not overcook. Preferred cooking method: stove top - boil water, turn off heat and put in smart dogs for 2 minutes. Microwave: cut 3-4 diagonal slits in dogs, heat on high for 30-45 seconds per dog.