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Old 08-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #21
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Thankfully, I've been witness to only one kitchen accident, but it was a doozie.

My mother always made split pea soup in the pressure cooker. However, this one time, something went terribly wrong and the pot blew up. There was split pea soup EVERYWHERE!! I've yet to see such a mess. It took forever to clean up. What a mess.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:48 PM   #22
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Other than burning up a few tea bags hear and there I have been fairly (serious) accident free!
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:04 PM   #23
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I was making hot sauce and had cooked down the chilies and vinegar. I put it in the blender when it was too hot and the hot sauce exploded out of the blender. It went into my eyes with contacts in them and burned holes in my chest. I still have scars. Had to go to the emergency room about my eyes. They were so messed up there was no way to get my contacts out. Happily, I am not blind. I'm a total klutz, but that was the worst thing I think I've ever done.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:39 PM   #24
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Ok, here’s another minor, and not nearly as entertaining incident. I was running late for work a few years ago. At that time, I drank my coffee out of a large glass mug that, according to Wal-Mart, was a beer mug…..but it was great for a huge load of coffee. It got cold as I was getting ready, and my microwave was dead. So, being brilliant, I sat the glass mug on the electric stove eye. You can all guess what happened…..it exploded and painted the kitchen a lovely coffee color with glitter included. Smart. Reallllllll smart!

Other than minor cuts and burns, I haven’t really hurt myself in the kitchen though (knock on wood), that honor is reserved for power tools!!!!!

Anyone ever super heat water in a microwave in a smooth glass container just because? Just to see? Yeah….it DOES explode violently like a volcano.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:26 PM   #25
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Another story: sitting in the living room at lunchtime when a horrid stench comes from the kitchen and there is smoke. What the...............? My mother and I run into the kitchen and there is my 8 year old sister looking shell- shocked. When we open the oven door there is a frizzled and melted mess of what used to be a "Saran-wrapped" baked potato. My sister knew that you had to wrap the potato but didn't remember with what. We still tease her about it 30 years later.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #26
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One of my worst boo boos was I grabed the 1# jar of cayenne pepper insted of paprika
and my salad dressing was so hot.. and it was a five gallon batch so the chef being a wise man told me to jar it up and use a quart at a time and re make the dressing. that mess lasted a half year and did I ever get the raspberrys over that one. More later
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:44 AM   #27
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Quite a long time ago, I had made a pot of sauce for pasta and when I started to remove it (the pot) from the stove, one of the handles came off and I had sauce all over the stove, the floor, the walls, myself, you name it. It was a copper bottomed Revereware pot, that I had just purchased. You can bet that I got a new one.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:50 AM   #28
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I was making hot sauce and had cooked down the chilies and vinegar. I put it in the blender when it was too hot and the hot sauce exploded out of the blender. It went into my eyes with contacts in them and burned holes in my chest. I still have scars. Had to go to the emergency room about my eyes. They were so messed up there was no way to get my contacts out. Happily, I am not blind. I'm a total klutz, but that was the worst thing I think I've ever done.
ooooooooh, carolelaine, you hurt my eyes to just read your post. I thought that I had it bad the time the superglue tube exploded in my eye and dried like it supposed to, instantaneously. Took the doctor forever to get it out. I can just imagine what you went through.
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Bump!..................
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #30
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It could work here, Andy. TY

So I had these beef ribs that I've been drooling over for the past coupla weeks. I got home, fired up the grill, threw 'em on and got myself a drink.

I started getting a few flare-ups from the left over marinade on an awesome skirt steak I did the night before. Rolling on the same momentum with the ribs.

Low and slow for an hour or so, taming the flare-ups while keeping a steady pace on the cocktails and the phone rings.........

I go to check up on the ribs, and the first thing I notice is the temp is at 550 degrees! I lift the lid only to find four flaming bones encrusted in a medley of beef and char.

The pizza was good though.
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