I set my stove on fire (Why I don't cook)

Oven on fire - A fire in the oven like I had at my house!
@Melizzy (1381)
United States
March 3, 2007 10:00pm CST
I do not, as a rule cook. However, I bought some pre-made brownie stuff and decided to make a batch of brownies. Now, back at Christmas I vaguely recall tossing a mini-bun into the oven that was left over from a party I had had. Eventually Friday night I noticed there were flames, yes fire flames, inside my oven. Of course I did not have an extinguisher. I grabbed some baking soda and started tossing it onto the fire, which finally got put out. I finally got my brownies, but I have decided to just unplug the stove.
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@xphile777 (428)
• United States
4 Mar 07
It's probably a good thing you don't cook. :) Let this be a lesson: Before turning on your oven, check to see if there are wee and sneaky mini-buns hiding inside, waiting to turn your oven into a blazing inferno. Of course, this could be handy if you want to make a Baked Alaska flambe or Blackened Fish. I'm glad the fire was contained to the inside of your oven. Remind to pass on any dinner invitations I may get from you in the future. (Yes, I know. After this, there will be no dinner invitations from you.) :)
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Fire prone Mini-buns - The type of mini-bun that caused my oven to catch fire!
You are correct, there will be no invitations to any dinners at my house. However, it won't be because of your response, but because my home owners association has taken my stove away! Did I mention I live in a series of attached condos? And here is a picture of the dastardly mini-bun that caused my fire.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Those mini-buns look so innocent, don't they? You'd never suspect that they're actually cunning and ingenious pyromaniacs waiting to torch your oven and home. After they do it, I guess they're no longer called mini-buns. Instead, they're called hot cross buns. ;)
• United States
5 Mar 07
This makes me want to call you Cabot now ;D