|Cooking disasters / cooking fires?
||[Jan. 23rd, 2014|11:10 pm]
The Question Club
Recent post made me think of this. Ever started a fire through cooking? If so, did you manage to put it out? (I mean, I presume it's not still burning, but tell the story?) |
Do you have a fire extinguisher and/or fire blanket in your kitchen?
Any words of wisdom regarding kitchen safety? The only one I always remember is never to put water on hot oil, and that was only because I watched a random terrifying youtube. Thanks, school HE. You certainly taught me how to make a shitty fruit salad and that I'd be fined 20p if I forgot my apron.
(My worst one was in my last year of uni. Thought I'd try to cook a steak - not sure what I did wrong exactly other than I probably had the heat too high with too narrow a pan and too much oil, and the whole pan caught fire. The flames were pretty much confined to the pan but up to the ceiling by the time I noticed. I ran a tea-towel under the tap, wrung it out, and tried to place it over the pan rather than throwing it. Amazingly, it worked. My fingers got singed, but that was it. I still wonder what might've happened if I'd tried to turn off the power first. Or is that what you're supposed to do? And I still don't own a fire extinguisher or fire blanket. Hmm.)