Originally Posted by Constance
Me too! I'm also glad my husband did it instead of me. I would never have heard the end of it.
I have a new smoke detector and kitchen fire extinguisher on tomorrow's Walmart list. Both are 20 years old.
Well, in my case, I did it myself, except with a Farberware 12" skillet. I had cooked up some bacon that morning, and for some reason just never got around to removing and cleaning the pan. Just lazy that day, I guess, especially since I then went on to break my own rule of never cooking in a dirty kitchen. I was only going to make coffee, though.
I went to boil some water, and turned it on high. (I use a french press.) I can only say in my defense that it was a new stove, and I wasn't yet familiar with the controls. (I know, I know, how hard can it be
Well, I walked out of the room for a couple of minutes, and when I returned to check on the water, the bacon grease was on fire! A column of flame a foot tall and a foot wide was sitting there on my oven.
Well, I got the fire quenched, and figured the pan was ruined, but it came through fine. I'm really glad the house did as well. Color me sheepish.