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Post# 1057857   1/17/2020 at 01:22 by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

Folks, today was one of THOSE days.

Hubby decided to toss something in the oven while we're already seated eating something else.

Add to the scene, I'm seated facing the kitchen door, hubby seated right in front of me (kitchen on his back)

Suddenly my left eyebrow lifts (almost hitting the ceiling), much more dramatically than William Petersen on CSI and before both eyes opening wide as saucers, and hubby looks at me and say "What?" probably half a second before the fire alarm went off.

It turned out that IDK what whatever grease fell in the oven and was sitting there, unnoticed, just waiting to prank whoever used the oven next.

Aftermath: The whole house full of smoke and smelling like a McDonald's attendant after a long shift, absolutely everything greasy (including the keyboard I'm typing right now).

When life gives you a lemon, make a caipirinha. Being angry won't help at all, so the solution was simply start laughing out of control.

Who never did or had one of those tragic (but funny) incidents happening?

Let's share!

Ps: I'll never tell my husband that the very first time I used my freaking expensive Bosch "Lift-Shit-matic" oven I tossed a frozen pizza in it but forgot to remove the plastic film and the whole building in Brazil had to be evacuated.

Post# 1057869 , Reply# 1   1/17/2020 at 04:59 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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My old Caloric stove that had pilot lights maintained a constant 100F oven temp...perfect for drying shoes after being washed in the Asko.  I always just set them on the rack and left them for a day or so.  Yep....turned the oven to preheat for cooking something a couple days later after working and being out of sorts.  When I smelled hot rubber I remembered what I'd done with my shoes.  It didn't ruin them, just had begun to get hot enough to smell the rubber.

Post# 1057874 , Reply# 2   1/17/2020 at 05:20 by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

LOL... Nike au gratin? Interesting menu hahahahah

Post# 1057877 , Reply# 3   1/17/2020 at 06:24 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Hepburn and Tracy did that with a pair of shoes in her 1950s Caloric oven in Desk Set, one of my favorite movies. Among other things, the office Christmas Tree had yellow lights on it and they really show up on film.

Post# 1057896 , Reply# 4   1/17/2020 at 11:01 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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just keep in mind, W.W.M.D = "What would MacGyver do?"

I guess that only applies if you get locked in a bathroom, what could you use hand lotion on to cause an explosion, not eliminate one....

Post# 1057974 , Reply# 5   1/17/2020 at 20:56 by golittlesport (California)        
OMG Thomas

We had a large family gathering once and left a big pan of chicken bathed in BBQ sauce in the oven and forgot about it. Weeks passed...might have been a month...before we used the oven again and I turned it on to preheat without looking inside. The chicken was spoiled and had mold growing all over it and you cannot imagine the smell that was produced when the oven heated and I opened the oven door! My hair almost fell out!! Hubby almost fainted. The whole house stuck like a roasted corpse. The fact we could not smell the rotten chicken before is a testament to the seal on that oven door. (GE Café series dual oven gas range)

Post# 1058098 , Reply# 6   1/19/2020 at 03:13 by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        



That was WAY worse than my incident. ROFL

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