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1 Holy Crap..Fire.. on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:52 pm



Just had my very first kitchen fire in my whole life of cooking.

I can tell you it will scare the crap out of you..

I put coconut flakes in the toaster oven..Got a piece of foil out for the roasting pan. Smelled smoke. YUP that quick it burned & smoke & FIRE in the toaster oven. Jhezz. Everything you know you should do flys out the window. scratch 

Every time I opened the door flames kept shooting out. Slammed the door shut.. Sink full of dirty pans bowls. grabbed my BBQ tongs & pulled that flaming tray out ,threw it in the sink.Could not reach the faucet so had to dump my Brita water on it..Out it went..phew.

It was like 5 minutes for that coconut..Gosh won't be doing that again..

2 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:41 pm


yeah, that stuff's lethal ! Once the sugar catches on fire it's a gonner.

Glad you weren't hurt.

((bet it stinks in there.....))

3 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:45 pm


not bad. but I do smell burned & smoke. It doesn't even look like my toaster oven is toast    I really wanted a new one   

I have learned to not take the eye off nuts roasting & garlic bread so coconut goes on that list..

4 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:00 pm


not that anything like that has happened to me, but.....

when I toasted my almonds for my salad today I sprinkled the sliced nuts on a small piece of foil and set the toaster oven to broil. Then I left the door hang open and stood there watching...

The only thing I didn't mind catching on fire was a marshmallow topping for something....don't remember the dish. But I DO remember eating all the charred marshmallow off the top, adding more marshmallows and never admitting to having a problem when I served the dish.


5 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:34 am


dang it.Toaster smelled bad for 2 days.I put a dish of baking soda in it.Smell is gone & don't you know it works just fine   

I was looking for a excuse to by a new one.

6 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:46 am


Many years ago we remodeled a kitchen (ok, as you all know me, I do that a lot). But my daughter was a teenager and she was cooking. She caught my brand new kitchen on fire. It got put out before too much damage was done, but the stove, wall behind it, the fan above it, and everything around it was covered in an icky black soot.

I wanted to ring her neck!!! She was just being careless. Thank goodness there was not any really bad damage but it was in my new kitchen.

7 Re: Holy Crap..Fire.. on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:11 pm


Another thing to watch out for is the dryer. Our neighbor's had a fire a couple of weeks ago. The vent hadn't been cleaned in a while and the lint caught. Thank goodness they were home and were able to get the fire department out fast. Still a lot of smoke damage though.

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