I Almost Set My Kitchen On Fire

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    A Few Times

    I know that the stove caught fire once or twice when I was cooking on it. I don't remember how. Then things have caught on fire in the microwave a few times. I guess i put something in there that I wasn't supposed to lol. I'm a total disaster in the kitchen. I always have to have...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    Jun 29, 2011

    It's happened once, I was frightened

    but I'm glad it was a small flame
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    When I was younger, I had these tiny Hershey

    bars. The chocolate was kind of old and hard, so I microwaved them for a bit to soften them up and eat them. Well, one of them that I put in, I forgot to take it off of the foil wrapper. After about 3 seconds in the microwave I hear a loud POP. I then around to look at my...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2014

    Pyro By Default

    I actually have caught my kitchen on fire. Twice. This has NOTHING to do with my stellar cooking abilities, I swear! Once was when I was trying to light a burner on the gas stove and I'm not sure what happened...but POOOOOOF flames galore and there go the curtains.  Then there...
    WakgUp WakgUp
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Yes just the other day.

    Put on some pasta then got side tracked as usual and next thing there is smoke all through the house and a very very well cooked pasta ;)
    briskkie briskkie
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    A bunch of times actually.

    Just last week I filled my house with smoke, burned my leg bad, and set off all my fire alarms.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 30, 2015

    Never. Ever. Put a cookie in the microwave

    for five minutes....🍪💥🔥
    Rycbar17 Rycbar17
    18-21, M
    Nov 30, 2015

    Flambe Steaks Dia.... Holy F@ck!

    A long long time ago I was given a book called "The Batchelors Guide to Warding Off Starvation."  It was a great book with easy recipies that taste amazing. Well one of them was Flambe Steaks Diane.  Basically, and this was a long time ago so its a bit fuzzy, you...
    Firegod74 Firegod74
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    My Sabi Saved The House

    I put the toaster on and made a cup of tea ...then left the kitchen next thing my cat....she was meowing her head off and I had gone out of the kitchen and doing something else ..I am thinking what the hell is wrong and my cat just kept going and going and going then I got the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    I Can't Remember...

    Just what I was cooking, but I think I was trying to make 'home made' French fries, starting with the scrubbed potatoes. I sliced them up myself, while the oil heated... And at some point, things started to go wrong. It was an electric stove, and somehow, oil splattered onto...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Mar 5, 2008

    From What Seemed Impossible.

    I was cooking some beef in a pan with some yummy wine sauce. I thought as it was on low heat it would be okay to take a trip to the restroom. Big mistake! As soon as I went to reach for the toilet paper I saw smoke coming into the bathroom from under my door. I then rushed off...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    Who Hasn't

    Who hasn't done this. lol It has been a long time since I have done it but it is usually because I will step into another room to watch something interesting on T.V. and forget about what's on the stove. 
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Mar 20, 2012

    I have to laugh so last night I got my little

    one down for the night and decided since my allergies are making me miserable that I would make a cup of hot tea :) Put water in the kettle and put it on the stove and turned it on then sat in the kitchen waiting for it to boil...next thing I know the element burned out and...
    deleted deleted
    May 30, 2014

    At Least I Cooked Right? Xd

    I was makin bacon woot woot got my pan and my bacon put'em together and turned up the heat then turned away xD I was also making eggs and other morning type foods so I was moving from one thing to the next and I grabed the egg pan to flip them sept it wasn't the egg pan xD grease...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    I Am Usually Soooo Careful...........but

    A few weeks back, i was melting candle wax on hob of cooker, and walked out of kitchen, i got side tracked and sat and watched a bit of telly, then wandered into utility room, doing stuff (this is next to the kitchen) came out of there and wandered into a grey smoke filled room...
    wishwing wishwing
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Supper, Anyone?

    This happened to me many years ago. I had just moved into my own home and my parents were helping me decorate, dad had a key. I was out celebrating my move with some friends and had too much to drink, i was hungry when i got home so decided to grill some fish fingers for a nice...
    whitewhiskey whitewhiskey
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 26, 2011

    I just left the stove on high

    and laid down..my whole house was smoky
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I was helping my brother microwave some Kraft

    Mac'n'cheese and he didn't take out the metal spoon. We got it out in time but the plate was smoldering and the kitchen smelt like burnt plastic. There was a large puff of smoke but we put out all the sparks quickly enough.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2014

    A Cautionary Tale

    I've done it a million times before. Cooked while watching TV or on the phone or even on line. It's about breakfast time & I was feeling a bit peckish. I thought to fry something up, so I oiled a pan & heated the stove. I came back for my empty coffee cup & discovered...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2008

    i did and my 11 year old son put it out.

    ...wow...i panicked. i usually don't panic...proud of my boy
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    I once forgot to turn the stove off,

    and left a pot of beans boiling all night. Woke up in the morning to find most of the health full of thick, white smoke, and a pot blackened beyond repair.
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015
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