Have you ever melted anything to the element on the stove?

melted tupperware lid - melted plastic
@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
December 29, 2007 2:57pm CST
Yesterday attemping to boil some water, I turned the wrong element on and there was a tupperware containre lid on the burner that i ended up turning on. I was washing up some dishes, and al of a sudden there was a lot of smoke and a really bad smell! I turned around and said OMG!! the lid was almost completely melted!! But hey, it didnt catch fire. That's a bonus right?
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11 responses
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Burning plastic is the worst smell ever....I can imagine house smell. I am with you. Good news are that you save your place from fire....:)
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• United States
22 Jan 08
Yes, I agree that plastic burning is horrible to smell and it is hard to get off the burner too.
• Halifax, Nova Scotia
30 Dec 07
i thought it was wonderful walking into that smell when i came inside hah mmm melting plastic! :D it coulda been way worse though for sure.. kinda surprised it didnt catch fire.. woulda burned up quick anyways.. i cant say for sure if ive ever lit something on fire off a burner but im pretty sure i have.. im good for leaving stuff on top of toaster ovens though! :( haha
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
yes the remenents of a blue wonderbread bag is still there to remind us of that.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
31 Dec 07
if it makes you feel any better my parents always had an uncle bens one on top of theirs haha :D
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
No that doesn't make me feel any better. It also didnt make me feel very good when i seen the hot dog bag ink was stuck on the stove yesterday or the day before....
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
30 Dec 07
My family has burned pots and pans before on accident. I think that my mother also once put a plastic tray in the oven to cook something, on accident, and melted it almost entirely. That was a long time ago, but it's not something that one can easily forget, lol!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
Yea not easy to live down either! lol. Someone will always point it out, or remind you about "that time you almost burned the house down" lol.
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• United States
30 Dec 07
i guess its a bonus. didnt you send me something like this in an IM the other day but in more longer and complicated words?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
lol possibly. get to posting! you only have 2 more posts till you reach a measly 200 posts and you started to mylot beore me! :P
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• United States
29 Dec 07
Yes, I have done more than just a few times. I have set a pot holder on fire and melted a plastic plate to the stove. It was so hard to cleanup also.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
I'm still mad at it for being there in the first place. I have not come up with a good way to get the plastic off the element lol. So if you have any idea's, or know what works, please do tell me how/and what to use.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I have burnt up my burner covers so many times I can't count by turning on the wrong burner that smells pretty bad too haven't caused a fire so for but I have been more careful lately. Happy New Year!
• United States
30 Dec 07
yes I have done something like that too and then felt foolish about it so do not feel like you are the only one please
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I actually melted a spoon handle on the element. It was my mom's stove. I had laid the spoon down and it had a plastic handle and next thing we knew we smelt this very very bad smell....it was the plastic on the burner! Yuck!
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14 Jan 08
Not on a cooker. At school I tended to get bored and ended up heating up electric rings in school and then placed something on until it melted. I once defaced a pound coin, someone told me it wouldn't melt so I had to prove them wrong. It melted, didn't change forms very easily but I did love the effect that it created. Luckily for me, I tended to get bored of doing this and nobody really noticed. ~Joey
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
lol you sound like my hubby, he likes to burn and melt things when he's bored. It tends to stink in my opinion and i dont like it too much.
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@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
1 Jan 08
No but I did leave a burner on and sat a glass plate on it I was turned around doing something and all of a sudden the plate exploded. Very scary.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
I have done that as awell once too a long time ago. It was scary. a pretty big bang!
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I can't tell you how many times I have done this. I have melted a pan to the burner. I had to wait for it to cool before I could get it off. And plastic, tupperware like containers, I have melted so many. You are not alone. I feel pretty dumb when I do this especially when I turn the burner off and then forget 2 seconds later that it was on and sit something down on the burner only to have it melt. :)