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Old 03-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Yeah. Apartment size, thanfully. Not that heavy. There was still hot oil pouring out of the corner that must have pooled in there some where. The fire was in between the outer panel and the oven chambre. More smoke than anything but the outside panel was turning black and the paint was blistering and cracking.
How did you hold that sucker so as not to get burnt?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #12
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I have had PLENTY of stupid human tricks in the kitchen, but I can't remember them very well as I tend to block traumatizing or otherwise embarrassing memories. Soon as I have the next one - I'll post it. The only thing off the top of my head is I'm constantly putting things on a stove eye waiting for it to cook only to discover 15 minutes later that I never turned on the stove. That's the same reason it takes me two days to do a load of laundry. They go in the washer - IF I remember to start it up, I forget about them & don't put them in the dryer until the next morning when I want to put something else in the washer and they're in the way.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #13
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How did you hold that sucker so as not to get burnt?
I used oven mitts just like any good cook would.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #14
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Speaking of oven mitts ... I REALLY should have used them to remove that 9 × 12 Pyrex dish from the oven - the one my fingers stuck to.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #15
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I feel SO MUCH BETTER.

My friend called and he said he put his clothes in the wash. WITH HIS PAYCHECK STILL IN THE POCKET.

I don't feel alone today.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
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Had friends over, they brought stuff for chocolate martinis. I was enjoying the martinis and at the same time making butter toffee.

I take the toffee off the stove, and pour over the crushed almonds, and place the pan right back on the burner and go into the living room to sip some more.

Next thing I know the smoke detector is going off, and there is a thick black column of smoke coming from the saucepan!!!

The toffee was fabulous, the pan took a week to clean...
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:27 AM   #17
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this threads reminds me why I am so lucky to not be in the ground, with a headstone reading my famous last words: "Hey, Watch This"!
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I'm a specialist in stupid coffee maker tricks.
Me too!

Another thing I have an issue with is toasting garlic bread under a broiler. I can be standing right there watching it ... turn black and begin to smoke. Now I either delegate that task or ask for supervision.
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Me too!

Another thing I have an issue with is toasting garlic bread under a broiler. I can be standing right there watching it ... turn black and begin to smoke. Now I either delegate that task or ask for supervision.
I can completely relate to this! Bruschetta too. I now stand there with one hand on the oven door handle, bent over looking through the window on the oven door with the oven light on.
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