yeah the grease fire thing was a joke, the other night my head line cook had a pan of duck fat catch on fire he put it in the dish pit and tried hitting it with water. **** thing blew up! fire department had to come. after that I stuck a box of baking powder on the line.. no more water!! ;)
This is so true about no water on a grease fire. I learned the hard way, too. Now I have 2 fire extinguishers - one on either side of the stove.
wow 2!?? keep a box of arm and hammer baking soda near as well. Its a good first response tool. Its much easier to clean up, and isn't harmful. if it doesn't work you know you have a fire extinguisher handy.
I do have the baking soda now. GB, one of our mods here, told me about this when I first joined and it's put out the few little flare ups I've had since then. So much easier to clean up then the stuff that comes out of the fire extinguisher. Really, I've learned a lot since joining and don't have nearly as many kitchen disasters as I used to.