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Old 07-16-2010, 01:01 PM
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I was just going to heat up some lunch and check the boards right quick but boy was it nearly a catastrophy.

I grabbed a tupperware of left over and went to stove to boil some water and came upstairs to check for message while the water boiled. I started to smell something funny, but just thought, naw that bunner must have residue on if from cleaning. A minute later there was smoke billowing up the stairs. I run downstairs and the living room and kitchen are full of smoke, and then the smoke detector goes off (what's the use of that by the way, I prefer an alarm before the whole house is full of smoke).

Turn out I put the wrong burner on and was melting my lunch into the range rather than heating water.

Now I've got all the doors and windows open and every find i could find running to clear this out. My wife gets back from a week long trip in about 3 hours. I hope I can get rid of the smell before that.
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Oh My God!!!

This should be a sticky to warn everyone about addictions and their consequences...
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This should be a sticky to warn everyone about addictions and their consequences...
Then I would be famous.
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No...the word you are looking for is

infamous...

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Of course it happens right before she gets home.

That's how it always works!
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Oh man, that is terrible! Sure glad to hear it didn't turn out any worse and to think, I'm getting ready to cook! I agree with you, though, what good does an alarm do if the house is already full of smoke, mine goes off if somebody burns toast, lol, but anyone that needs to eat, we'll wait for ya' to at least get your food and come back!

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Oh man, that is terrible! Sure glad to hear it didn't turn out any worse and to think, I'm getting ready to cook! I agree with you, though, what good does an alarm do if the house is already full of smoke, mine goes off if somebody burns toast, lol, but anyone that needs to eat, we'll wait for ya' to at least get your food and come back!

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Yeah, could have been much worse. My smoke detector where I used to live would go off every time you opened the oven, regardless of smoke. Like it was reacting to hot air. Also that one was tied into out monitored alarm so we would get a call from the security company and after 4 calls a month you have to pay a surcharge. That was a PITA but I would have prefered something middle ground rather than opposite extream.

Worst part of todays incident (so far) was that I only had part of the tupperware on the burner, but all of food got tainted by the plastic smoke smell ... but I ate it anyway.
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That had to taste delicious. They make air freshners that swallow up bad smells, you may try those to try and mask the smoke.
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That had to taste delicious. They make air freshners that swallow up bad smells, you may try those to try and mask the smoke.

Not a bad idea. I think my wife has a can a febreeze air freshener under the sink. I may big that a shot.
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That's when it's time to toss the leftovers and order pizza. It's ok, it's allowed!
I hear ya', though, the smell of burnt plastic is a royal pain to get rid of, my mom and I have a funny experience with that haha!

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