While cruising the old Flickr this weekend I ran across this sad picture of a now melted Nalgene bottle, caused by a grocery bag that pushed it onto a working toaster. As much as I'd like to say I'm the queen of safety first, I won't lie, I've lucked out more than a few times and own an amazing fire extinguisher.
Along this same vibe, I recently turned my electric skillet off after cooking dinner, wiped it off and set it aside. I know, most of you aren't electric skillet users, but I love mine. The next morning I arose to make breakfast and to my surprise, the pan was warm. THE PAN WAS WARM! ACK! I had left it on, holy smokes and stars and garters, I've never been so thankful for a metal prep table in my entire life — well that and homeowners insurance in case anything happened.
There's several more stories like this in my past, but I fear any more will prove me unsuitable to make my own food. Care to share your, "I almost burned down the kitchen when... " story? Leave us your bumble, fumble or holy crap moment in the comments below!
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(Image: Flickr member soopahgrover licensed for use by Creative Commons)