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I did something stupid when cooking last night. It didn't seem stupid at the time I was doing it, but it seems stupid in hindsight for sure.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:"><br><br>
I was boiling some water in a teapot when I got hungry and decided to cook some dinner instead. I had this Bertolli Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli in a frozen pouch, and all you need to do is dump it in a pot, bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes and it is done.<br><br><br><br>
So I took the teapot off the burner and put a pot on it instead. Since the burner was hot, I thought I'd better add some water to it so it wouldn't burn. So I poured off a cup of near-boiling water from the teapot and put it in the pot. I next added some olive oil, just pouring it on top of the water. I usually add the olive oil first, so the pasta will not stick to the pot. I put the lid on the pot and went to get the ravioli package from the freezer.<br><br><br><br>
I came back from the freezer, cut the package open and was about to add the ravioli to the pot. As soon as I removed the lid,<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:x-large;">KA-POW!</span><br><br><br><br>
A combination of oil and hot water just exploded and sprayed all over the place, including onto my right forearm, my shirt, my glasses, and all over the stove.<br><br><br><br>
I really don't know what happened. I can only guess that the oil sat on top of the water without mixing or dispersing. So steam from the boiling water probably built up under this "patch" of oil, and it just exploded.<br><br><br><br>
So, always add oil first, then water. Or at least mix or stir the oil and water immediately and thoriughly to prevent any oil "patches" from forming.<br><br><br><br>
The oil burnt my forearm, not in the sense of causing serious burns but in the sense of stinging and burning the skin for an hour or so before the pain went away.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/stupid.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sign:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nothing all that serious, but serious enough that you (and I) will want to avoid anything similar in the future. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I am so smart. I am so smart. s-m-r-t- I mean s-m-a-r-t.<br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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That reminds me of a time several years ago when I was burning a votive candle in a holder on the kitchen counter. Somehow the wick tipped to the side and caught the liquefied candle on fire. So what does stupid me try to do? I threw WATER on it. Only after the flame started shooting up a foot into the air did I remember that you should NEVER put water on a grease/wax/oil fire!<br><br><br><br>
So how do you put out that kind of fire?<br><br><br><br>
Smother it with baking soda.<br><br><br><br>
Where was the baking soda?<br><br><br><br>
In the kitchen cupboard directly behind the flame. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
I did manage to get the fire out, but boy did I feel stupid.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:">
 

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I tried scraping the sides of the blender while I was making some tofu-based ranch dip, WHILE the blender was on. I didn't mean to stick the spatula so far down, but apparently I did. It got caught in the blades and flew up in the air along with a bunch of the dip which spattered all over the cupboards and ceiling. I cleaned what I could reach standing on the ground. The rest is still there, dried up and stained. This happened about 2 years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I'm gross. I know.<br><br>
You should see the stuff on my kitchen walls & refrigerator from when I put hairball remedy on my cats' paws and instead of licking it off, they shook their paws and spattered it everywhere. It's brown. And very poop-like.
 

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I had a fully melted candle on a candle warmer. I turned it off on my way out the door. Then I remembered something I forgot and went running back through the door, tripped over the candle warmer cord, which threw the <b>red</b> candle, and spattered red wax all over my wall and my light carpet.<br><br>
I didn't even attempt to clean it up for weeks. A friend came over and he goes "Um..you might want to clean that up before the cops get here." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> So..i scraped off what I could and bought a new couch to cover it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hmm...I'm starting to understand why you prefer living alone Jess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blue Plastic Straw</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hmm...I'm starting to understand why you prefer living alone Jess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Are you kidding? I don't NEED to live with anyone else. I entertain the hell out of myself! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I did something similar making an alize, pinapple juice and seven up martini one time. I put all the ingrediants in the martini shaker and I shook.<br><br>
Being a few sheets to the wind at the time I neglected to remember that furiously shaking pop will result in an explosion. Tasty explosion, but an explosion none the less.
 

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You should've seen my apartment when I used a dishwasher for the first time. I figured that if I only used a "little" dish soap, it'd be the same as using dishwasher detergent. I found one of my cats, a kitten at the time, floating on his own little tupperware island in the middle of the 2 ft high foam ocean in my kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I once put a large pot of frozen stew onto the hob instead of in the microwave.<br><br>
The stew at the bottom, closest to the heat, defrosted and boiled, pushed the (still frozen) stew above it up so it jumped, and sprayed the defrosted stew into my face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
So I phoned up my dad and said "should this stew go on the hob or in the microwave?"<br><br>
he said, "the microwave".<br><br>
I said, "oh, I thought so."<br><br>
He said, "you already put it on the hob, didn't you?"<br><br>
I hung up on him.<br><br><br><br>
I is stoopid in the kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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I once put a leftover fast-food sandwich (back when I was omni) in the microwave, not thinking about the fact that it was <i>wrapped in foil</i>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:"> It took about 2 seconds for the foil to burst into flames. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isowish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I once put a large pot of frozen stew onto the hob instead of in the microwave.<br><br>
The stew at the bottom, closest to the heat, defrosted and boiled, pushed the (still frozen) stew above it up so it jumped, and sprayed the defrosted stew into my face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
So I phoned up my dad and said "should this stew go on the hob or in the microwave?"<br><br>
he said, "the microwave".<br><br>
I said, "oh, I thought so."<br><br>
He said, "you already put it on the hob, didn't you?"<br><br>
I hung up on him.<br><br><br><br>
I is stoopid in the kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"></div>
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whats a hob? Sorry if I sound dumb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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hob=stove top
 

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whats a hob? Sorry if I sound dumb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Webster's says: "3 <i>British</i> : COOKTOP."
 

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My burn was a little worse than I stated earlier. I have developed several reddish rash-like blotches on my forearm and some minor blistering. Not a big deal, but just icky, itchy, a bit unsightly and annoying. A lasting legacy of stupidity.<br><br><br><br>
My shirt also still has some oil stains, blotches, etc., that did not come out fully during the first washing.
 

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Joe, it's a good thing then you were wearing glasses. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isowish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I once put a large pot of frozen stew onto the hob instead of in the microwave.<br><br>
The stew at the bottom, closest to the heat, defrosted and boiled, pushed the (still frozen) stew above it up so it jumped, and sprayed the defrosted stew into my face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
So I phoned up my dad and said "should this stew go on the hob or in the microwave?"<br><br>
he said, "the microwave".<br><br>
I said, "oh, I thought so."<br><br>
He said, "you already put it on the hob, didn't you?"<br><br>
I hung up on him.<br><br><br><br>
I is stoopid in the kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"></div>
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I reheat stuff on the stovetop ALL THE TIME. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> You just can't go more than low-med if it is frozen~ I don't even have a microwave, actually, so I don't have the option. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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