Frying pan on fire!!!

October 13, 2008 2:58pm CST
So this is the situation, I am cooking dinner, have my 5 year old chatting to me and the phone rings, I answer the phone nly to find its someone after money for charity (they must have heard the cooking in the background, I had all 4 hobs on!) Anyway they continue to talk to me and eventually I get rid of them, my son then starts asking about a dvd or video and with that there were flames coming out of the pan, I moved the pan away from the heat and my son said 'mummy I think you'd better sort that out first, I'll come back later!' He was so sensible, probably shocked but hey thats the way it goes. Anyway all is now fine! happy cooking :-)
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I have gotten to the point that when even charities call I just hang up because they are so pushy and will keep after you even when you say you don't have the money. A lot of kids would get hysterical if they saw a fire. He has a pretty cool head on his shoulders to say sort this out and comes back later.
14 Oct 08
Yes bless him, I think it helped as I didn't 'freak out'! He only left me for 5 mins at the most, I did speak to him about it after and he said he was ust a little shocked and surprised. I wish I was more like you and could just hang up on people lol! Thanks for your response
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
14 Oct 08
After telling them I don't have any extra money to send them and them just keep on telling me I can give just $10.00 I have come to lose patiences with all of them. It really irritates me when they won't listen. So hanging up is the only thing left.
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
13 Oct 08
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
13 Oct 08
since the fire was in the pan just put the lid on it to smoother it. The baking soda is good if the fire is not in a pan.
14 Oct 08
I never realised you could use baking soda to stop it, it was ok though as I just moved the pan away from the stove, thanks for your response
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Oct 08
mychattime just grab a lid and douse the flames in the frying pan, its just that simple. just whack that lid down ontop the flames, no air, the fire goes out. dont toss baking soda or water on it as they will pop up and burn you. just put a lid down hard and the fire is out at once.
14 Oct 08
Thanks, I would never put water onto it as I know that would make it worse. Thanks for you advice :-)