Why I Should Never Try To Cook

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  1. Kermit

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    I was trying to melt down some grease to conserve as i've seen cups of grease around the stove. We had burgers last night and needed to also clean the pan. I turned by back for a moment to deal with some dishes and i look back to check on see how much was liquefied and theres a fire underneath the pan :O, i freaked out not sure what it was so my first instinct was to pour water on it. Bad mistake made the flames a foot high. It's only then i flashed back to school where i was told never put water on a grease fire. I panicked and just placed the pan back on the stove and turned it off, which got rid of the fire. Scariest damn thing ever....thank God there was no fire damage.
     
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    Salt next time. Salt puts out those kinds of fires.
     
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    Good idea, we keep plenty of that around :)
     
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    And baking soda
     
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    A handy fire extinguisher ain't a bad idea either.:D
     
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    do they make mini ones?
     
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    Yes, they do. We keep one behind the pantry door. It's like half the size of the ones they normally have. Go to any kitchen supply store and they sell them for cheap.
     
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    Scary!! I've seen people smother stove fires with a wet tea towel.
     
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    My wifes a health fanatic, not enough grease in the house to make a fire. LOL. Get a Halon fire extiguisher.
     
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    Salt? Baking Soda? Fire Extinguishers? My advice...stay away from the damn stove Kermie!
     
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    A wide lid to put the flames out is another idea
     
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    Cant wait to see Kermit on Masterchef...:lol
     
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    If I started a fire, I'd just better leave....just put in $7K in new applinaces, I'd be dead anyway LOL
     
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    :eek Baking soda works best. Or baking powder, cream of wheat.. anything THICK that wont burn quickly or absorb. not all powdery substances work, like Coffee creamer.. which to forewarn you coffee creamer powder is highly flammable. LOL don't ask how i know that.

    Im glad there was no series fire damage... I probably would have pissed myself just then If that were me. Always good to keep a mini fire extinguisher in the kitchen for moments like that.
     
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    :lol:lol:phat
     
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    I think you would see my story on Snapped if there had been serious fire damage