I was cooking bacon the other day and turned the burner off, ugh

 a white stove with knobs and a oven - a white stove with knobs and an oven
United States
November 24, 2008 5:01pm CST
it didnt go all the way off and then since I did not know this, when I got out of the office and turned the corner, I saw smoke...small grease fire going on ugh! Has this ever happened to you? I have learned with ths knob, check it very carefully....It can look off but just a tad not and its trouble. Now thank heavens, caught it before there was any damage.
2 people like this
4 responses
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I had cubed some old bread to bake for homemade bread pudding. 2 hours later the kitchen was filled with smoke. I was home which made it even worse. Only 10 minutes needed for that really. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Nov 08
That sure made me think about getting a fire estingusher.Sorry that happened with your bread pudding, Grandpa, I am going to be very careful in the future. Too bad, on the bread pudding, too because its so delicious...
1 person likes this
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That was long ago. No damage and bread is so cheap. Especially when it is hard stale bread. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Nov 08
It hasn't happened to me, but one of my clients have had problems. She only had to lean on the knob of her stove and it turned on. She went into the living room and began to smell something "hot" and when she looked at the stove the burner was bright red. Thankfully there was nothing flammable near the coil. She has since removed the knobs and only replaces them when she is actually going to use her stove.
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Nov 08
That could be a very good idea, just to remove them. I am glad she was ok and it turned out alright. If I hadnt gone in there when I did , it would have been a sad story.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I have done this when simmering food on the stove. The flame is down so low that I forget that I have it on. I have served food and forgot that the stove was on simmer and go back into the kitchen later to find my pan smouldering. I am glad that you caught your fire before it became out of control, a grease fire could be really bad.
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Nov 08
Your right, If I had waited any londer then I did to go in there, I would have had a bad fire. I would have lost the kitchen, maybe more.
@cupkitties (7494)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I hope it never does. I would likely freak out
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Nov 08
I screamed, believe me, when I saw that smoke and then the fire, I screamed. I am being extra cautious now, trust me. That is not fun!