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Old 02-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #31
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I think they should build stoves with a safety feature that turns elements off after a certain amount of time. With digital technology, it shouldn't be too complicated and I think the feature would be a big seller....
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They have them in Denmark. When the fire department had to put out a kitchen fire because my mum had left the house with the burner on, social services stepped in. They turned off the gas to her stove and gave her an electric cook top with timer. That was a real nuisance to try to cook on and I only had to deal with it for a month. It was a lot safer, but I wished there was some kind of override. You could barely boil a kettle of water before it switch off.
Be careful what you wish for. You might find that nice stock or whatever long cooking dish you wanted to cook for hours switched itself off and you'll come in the kitchen at dinner time and find your food cold and raw.

I'm totally annoyed at my new electric blanket. It has an automatic cut-off at 10 hours. That's fine if you turn it on, crawl in bed and go to sleep. Unfortunately I often read in bed for a few hours before going to sleep, and if I forget to turn it off then back on just before I turn out the lights (to reset the timer) then I get woke up in the early hours because I'm freezing. I wish the darn thing didn't have any timer.

I presume the majority opinion among most cooking enthusiasts is that they'd rather have a gas stove top than electric?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #32
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Surely they could build in a feature that you could set if like that if you wanted. Afterall, ovens have timers, why not elements?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #33
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I'm totally annoyed at my new electric blanket. It has an automatic cut-off at 10 hours. That's fine if you turn it on, crawl in bed and go to sleep. Unfortunately I often read in bed for a few hours before going to sleep, and if I forget to turn it off then back on just before I turn out the lights (to reset the timer) then I get woke up in the early hours because I'm freezing. I wish the darn thing didn't have any timer.
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It prevents you from waking up baked. Or would that be roasted?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #34
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Surely they could build in a feature that you could set if like that if you wanted. Afterall, ovens have timers, why not elements?
When I was a kid we had a gas stove top. It was supposed to be ultra-modern. It was, for 1959! One burner had a thermostat and one had a timer, but only up to an hour. I wish my electric stove had a burner with a thermostat.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #35
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I presume the majority opinion among most cooking enthusiasts is that they'd rather have a gas stove top than electric? "From Greg"


I have an electric stove and I hate it. But because elderly tend to wear housecoats with sleeves that are long and hanging, electric is safer for them. I keep a pan of water on the back burner to get some humidity in the air. There is a little red light that tells me that a burner is on. Everytime I go in the kitchen, I check the level of the water and add some more to it. It is an old stock pot and has the handles missing. It holds a lot of water, but I still check it several times a day.
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I wish I could cook outside, Addie, but there's no outdoor cooking area, and no balcony either.

I find it happens when I slide my eggs onto my plate and go ahead and cut them up to mix with my sausage or ham. It's not something I've just left on and went to do something else, I was there the whole time. I'm just in a hurry to eat while it's hot.

I'm more careful when cooking things I can leave for awhile. I use a timer then, just to remind myself to check and stir.

I'll work on making a new habit to not leave the room without checking the stove.
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I wish I could cook outside, Addie, but there's no outdoor cooking area, and no balcony either.

I find it happens when I slide my eggs onto my plate and go ahead and cut them up to mix with my sausage or ham. It's not something I've just left on and went to do something else, I was there the whole time. I'm just in a hurry to eat while it's hot.

I'm more careful when cooking things I can leave for awhile. I use a timer then, just to remind myself to check and stir.

I'll work on making a new habit to not leave the room without checking the stove.
Try setting the timer ever time you cook. Even your eggs. Set it for five or six minutes and it will ring as a reminder. Even if you are not done cooking. It will put the thought in your head. Or leave the food in the pan and shut the burner off. That way the food stays hot. I have left a burner on also a couple of times. But my stove is electric. And my apartment is small so I can see it as I am walking around. I am sure you will find a soluntion that works for you. Good Luck.
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Ouch, Frank! Get better soon.

I've done it, too. The worst was when I stupidly grabbed the handle of a CI skillet that had been in the oven. Won't do that again.

Now I have a silicone sleeve that fits on my skillet handles.
When the local Linens 'n Things went belly up and they were clearing out all the misc. gadgets, I picked up a slashed-price knubbly red silicone thingy. It turned out to be one of those silicone sleeves - I have used it countless times for cast iron pans and saucepans with metal handles. Love it.

Those blisters remind me of 'niqueJim's great big blisters on the tops of his feet a while back. Hurts to look at either photo.
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Eeeouchh! Heal quickly Frank! No lecture from me!
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