Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hello, my name is Lauren...

...and I am a walking disaster.



So... we've had my car back for a few days now (and I love it! I somehow forgot how much I love driving that car :))... And apparently something within me decided that it had been too long since I had last wreaked havoc. So this morning, I may have accidentally set the teapot on fire when I turned on the wrong burner to hard-boil some eggs. Don't worry, I put the flames out before they hurt anything else.I'm just glad we don't have gas burners still or this could've been way worse.

Anybody know how to clean melted plastic off of a burner?



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11 comments:

Rene said...

Ok...you'd think as accident prone as I am I would know how to clean this up!! We did set our stove on fire once by turning on the wrong burner but that was one of those metal burner covers and it didn't melt -- thank goodness! Our big problem was cleaning up all the yellow gunk from the fire extinquisher -- ewww! Good luck with your clean up and very thankful it wasn't worse!

ps...thanks for sharing your oops moments -- it's nice not to feel so alone! ;-)

Julie said...

wow, that is impressive... sorry have no ideas for you. I am no help

JourneytoFamily said...

WOW. Glad you got to it before anything else went up in flames. Sorry, no ideas on how to get melted plastic off your burner.

Oh2122 said...

Oy. Um, buy a new stove?

Just kidding. No idea, but I'm glad your car is back. Mine was declared a total loss, so we're in Insurance limbo. I do have a rental, but it has CT plates... and it's teal.

I think I'm more upset about the CT plates.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Wow! I thought my spoon in the blender trick was good. HAHA! Just kidding. Could you put the burner on low heat and as the plastic warms up carefully begin to scrape it off? Just a thought.

Ronnica said...

Wow, that's some way to boil an egg, isn't it!

Not sure about the melted plastic, I imagine it might be a bit of a problem. I would probably look into buying another burner (at least they're installed) since you wouldn't want to mess around with poisoning your food with plastic fumes.

Ronnica said...

That was suppose to say that at least they're easy to install...

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BrineS said...

No idea...but, here's a tip...I am prone to turning on the wrong burner, too...so, to avoide such an accident as yours - - - I always keep a bit of water in the tea kettle, or pots on the stove top. Just in case! That way, I will only end up boiling water, instead of starting fires.

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Rajani said...

hello from dubai-thank you for coming by and leaving your lovely comment. your melted plastic actually looks like a piece of art!!!! maybe you could sell it off on ebay>?

Elizabeth said...

oooo...i've done this...that burner was never the same after my incicent...

thanks again for stopping by!