Hi I actually made an account solely to post this. I have been cooking a lot in my life but I have never experienced anything quite like this and I still haven’t really gotten an answer as to why it happened. I was frying chicken in a vat of boiling vegetable oil, but I had not put the chicken in yet. I was planning on putting chicken broth in to give the chicken a bit of extra flavour. When I put in the broth, my pot exploded enough to send me flying about 5-10 feet back into my countertop. I am a 6’1 175 lbs person so I feel like that’s got to be ridiculous. After that a wave of fire started scaling my wall and has left sot all over my walls and ceiling. For some reason the fire went out on its own which was a blessing because my fire extinguisher was out. But I have no clear answer as to why this would’ve happened and I haven’t found anyone really with a shared experience to that magnitude. I have been terrified to even go in the kitchen until I can figure out what happened and why.