Have you ever forgotten to turn off the gas cooker or the gas tank?

Have you ever forgotten to turn off the gas cooker - I blame myself a lot for this carelessness of mine. I must always remember to turn off both the gas cooker and the gas tank for the sake of safety.
China
November 13, 2008 6:03am CST
Hello fellow mylotters, There have been quite a few times when I forgot to turn off the gas cooker in the kitchen after cooking, but fortunately I don't forget to turn off the gas tank as I always turn off the gas tank first before I turn off the gas cooker. I made the same mistake again this morning, (November 13th, 2008). I didn't notice it until when I went to the kitchen just now to do some cooking. I blame myself a lot for this carelessness of mine. I must always remember to turn off both the gas cooker and the gas tank for the sake of safety. So have you ever forgotten to turn off the gas cooker or the gas tank after using it? Thank you so much for your response in advance, my dear follow mylotters. Good day and take care, friends. Love from williamjisir
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 08
I never forget to turn off the gas cooker. However, my gas tank is left on, unless I am on long vacation. May be we have different cooking gas system or different habit. That's why we turn off the different switch. But I think it's all right as long as you turn off one of them. Besides, I always leave my windows open, even at night, so the gas will escape even if I forget to turn off the gas switch. After reading your post, I will be more careful. Thanks and have a nice day williamjisir!
• China
14 Nov 08
Good evening, cheongyc. I was told by the person from fire brigade, who gave us a lesson in our school last year that we need to turn both of them off to avoid unnecessary disasters from happening because if we just turn off the gas stove, there is still some gas left in the gas pipe. So he said that it is safer to always turn off both of them. It sounds reasonable to me though. Good night, friend.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 08
Hi good morning williamjisir, what he said is right. And we should always have the good practice of turning off the gas tank and gas stove whenever not in use. It's actually a good precaution to prevent unwanted things to happen. It's very dangerous to have gas leakage in the house especially those who live alone. It's even worse if a house in a condensed and heavily populated living area caught fire. Thanks for the good advice and reminder, I will keep a good practice from now on. Have a great time in Mylot and happy posting!
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• China
15 Nov 08
You are so welcome and have a good day too, friend.
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
15 Nov 08
Yeah, I have experienced a situation like that and I tell you, the house maid nearly set our building on fire-we were helped quickly by neighbors and we were very lucky it was weekend-if it were a week day, am sure we would have returned from work to find our house and everything in ashes! I thank God it did not happen
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• China
15 Nov 08
Hello academic friend. I feel relieved that your neighbors were there to help you put out the fire. It is lucky of you. Take care.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Hi william. How are you? As long as I can remember, I have never forgotten to turn off the gas stove. I'm very careful with it especially when I'm a bit paranoid, thinking it might explode on me. I not only remember to turn it off, I even check it two to three times if I did turn it off already. Eversince having seen a woman in the news who had 3rd degree burns all over her body because of an accident with her gas stove. You are certainly right to always check if the gas stove is already turned off because accidents happen all the time. And it pays a lot to be more careful and alert.
• China
14 Nov 08
Hello jcj. I am fine. Thank you so much for your nice greeting. Yeah, it pays a lot to be more careful and alert. I am so sorry for the the woman getting third degree burns due to improper use of the gas. I am sure to be more careful anytime I use the gas. Thank you again for the response, dear friend.
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@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
i used to utilize gas cooker but i decided to replace it with electric stove.. it's convinient for condo dwellers like me as it saves a lot of space plus the fact that you don't have to worry about the gas tank and all.. all you need to do is to unplug your electric stove and voila, you can get out of the house with no worries.. another reason why i shifted to electric stove is that i had a bad experience with gas tank when i was little.. our gas emitted smoke after turning it off.. yay!
• China
15 Nov 08
Hello gracie. Thank you so much for your response, dear friend. I appreciate it and wish you a good time as always.
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@my125125 (821)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 08
Yes, WillaimJiSir, I always forgot to turn off what I am cooking, specially when boiled water, cook my soup, or when I cook my chinese herb. I always forgot. it is very very dangerous I know, after that I will set a time for myself to remind.
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello my friend. It is a good idea to set a time to remind you to turn it off as always. Thank you for your response. Good day.
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@youless (98415)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov 08
I can see why you will forget to do so. As you have a very good wife and therefore you don't get used to do the housework:) Since we use the gas pipe here, so I don't have to turn it off. Usually I just turn off the gas cooker and that is all. If we will leave home for several days, then we will turn off the switch of the gas pipe. We will stay at home as long as we cook something. It's too dangerous to leave when it's cooking. Therefore, I don't think we will forget to turn off the gas cooker. I love China
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• China
14 Nov 08
Good evening, youless. Thank you so much for your nice comment about my loved wife. Yeah, she is very careful and a capable partner of mine. In fact, my wife often asks me if I have turned off both the gas tank and the gas stove after using it and before going to sleep at night. I will be more careful next time. Enjoy yourself, youless.
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@youless (98415)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Apr 09
What a surprise! Thanks for the best response
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• China
2 Apr 09
Youless is welcome. Enjoy yourself as always, my dear friend.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Apr 09
Hi William! How are you doing? Hope you have grown after this discussion. I am very careless as well but since I do not cook often our maid makes sure to do that after I finish exhibiting my culinary skills. My mom, however, is particular in this. She is very methodical and remembers minute stuffs.
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• China
11 Apr 09
Hello dear mimpi. I am growing after this, still growing, because sometimes I still forget to turn it off, which is so annoying to me. I am trying to always remember to turn off both the gas and the stove for safety. It is really of your mother. Have a good day, mimpi.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
17 Apr 09
You MUST dear, you mus. Better safe than sorry.
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@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Our neighborhood... the house next to us. The whole house got burned and our house almost burned. We packed all our things and gathered them outside the house. Thank God that nothing got burned except for some parts of the roof. It is still ok. Nothing happened to us.
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• China
17 Nov 08
Oh, it was so dangerous. I am really sorry for it. I guess that you must have spent a lot to get the roof fixed again to make it as good as before. Take care, friend.
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
It happened when I was still in high school. The funny thing there is that we haven't do the repairs until now.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I guess it's a common mistakes we have always encounter. I sometimes do the same. Though I hardly go to the kitchen and do the cooking. It's always our helper to the thing for us and my hubby sometimes for he loves to cook. ^_^
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• China
15 Nov 08
Hello sheenmadness. It is true that we encounter this kind of mistakes. But I will try to improve myself by always remembering to switch them off after using them. Take care and have a good day, my dear friend.
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
yeah, i'm doing that too buddy!^_^ you know forgetfulness is always a bad habit. hehehe..^_^
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
13 Nov 08
Hi W.J.s.....yes you have just proved how experts men are when it comes to cooking and kitchen management........We women are more careful and always remember to turn off the gas cooker and the gas tank,in that order...My goodness just imagine what will be the condition if women were not around,and everything was left in the hands of careless men.....sigh.......Ok W.J.S.I am just kidding.......This happens to most of us and its by constant practice that we rememeber to do certain things in the right way...happy mylotting to you,friend.......
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• China
15 Nov 08
Hello dear Rose. That is why I love women so much because of their being so careful and considerate. I love your response, so interesting. Have a day.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
15 Nov 08
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@ptrikha_2 (15796)
• India
9 Apr 09
Well; I do not usually forget to turn off the gas .May be for 10-15 minutes, but not beyond that .
• China
10 Apr 09
It is good that you won't forget it for your own safety. Sometimes I forget and I hate it when I find myself leaving it on. I need to be more careful with the gas, the use of the gas. Good day, friend.
@gemini_rose (16192)
21 Nov 08
I used to quite often forget to turn the cooker off after using it! I used to get told off for it by my hubby but I did not do it on purpose I just used to forget. Now I make sure I turn it off before I take the food out of it just so that I know that I have done it.
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• China
22 Nov 08
Hello gemini_rose. It is a good way to turn it off before taking the food out of it so that you always know that you have done it. Now I am also doing the same to make remember turning it off. Stay warm, friend.
@jiangsl (377)
• China
17 Nov 08
I never cook by myself,so i never forgot to turn off the gas cooker or gas tank ,hehe.Indeed,it needs to be careful when we cook by gas cooker.The safety is first.
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• China
18 Nov 08
Hello jiangsl. I cook once in a while as most time when I stay in the school, I have my meals in the school canteen. I love to do some cooking on my days off.
• India
14 Nov 08
Once my mother forget to close both the cylinder and burner.After that incident i daily check it in the night before going to sleep.There is always some risk in cooking gas,if we not handle it properly.If person in the house hold responsibility for it,then it is very good.
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello friend. It is good to know that you are careful with the use of the cooking gas to check it before going to bed for safety. Take care.
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
hi,good afternoon....yes,but i am just a little kid in that time.When i was cooking i forgot to turn off the gas tank and also the gas cooker.That was the most carelessness i have ever done.MY father scold me many times....Also the time i forgot to turn off the iron...He did the same.He said to me that i was so careless.BUT now i learn from my mistakes...
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello duane. I am glad that you have already learned from your mistakes. So have I. So let's not make the same mistake again, friend. Good day.
@ghazal2k5 (920)
• India
14 Nov 08
No i never forgot to turn off the gas. But once my mom did forget to turn it off. When i went in there i smelled a lot of gas. Thats the time when i turned it off and opened all the windows immediately. Thank God we noticed it at time before anything worst happened.
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello ghazal. It was great that nothing worse happened because of your going into the kitchen and discovering the smell of gas. It is necessary for us to always pay attention to our safety after using the the gas. Thank you for the response, friend.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I also experienced that. But since I have children already, i switched to electric stove. To make it safe. Because they say, if we are using gas stove, there is a high risk of getting sick or accident. Sick because gas evaporates & might be inhales. Accident because when we forget to turn it off, and someone creat fire, it might explode.
• China
14 Nov 08
Hello izathewzia. Either we use electric stove or gas stove, we need to be careful with them because either of them could be a danger to us if it is not properly used. Yes? I am also trying to be more careful with my gas stove and gas tank. Good day to you, friend.
@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 08
geee, you just did some dangerous thing in your home dear. thanks godness nothing worst happenned when you forgot to turn off the gas cooker. and in my own experience, i am glad that i never forget to turn off those kind thing cause i really aware about the cause of it if its gonna blew up
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello plumwish. Yeah, I did because of my negligence, but it is relieving that I turned off the gas tank though not the gas stove. I discovered this only when I turned on my gas tank. Then I smell the bad smell of the gas released from the stove when I turned on the gas tank. I was too careless and should be blamed for this for it is so dangerous. I will be more careful from now on. Thank you for your response, dear friend. Take care.
@alyssa_c (440)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Thankfully, everyone here in our house is very careful about the gas range. Admittedly however, whenever I'm the one in charge of the kitchen, like when I'm boiling something, I tend to forget about it until I could smell something burning. It has happened a number of times already and I kick myself a lot after that.
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello alyssa_c. It is nice to hear that everyone in your house is careful about the gas range. It is very important for us all to stay safe from using the gas and turning it off. Take care, friend.
@candytang (341)
• China
14 Nov 08
Good morning! Nice day today! I sedlom forgot to turn off both of them,I do it amost at the same time that I should not forget to do it . If once I forgot to turn off,I would feel uncomfotable,the smell is really bother me .
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• China
14 Nov 08
Hello candytang. I must learn from you to always remember to turn off both of them to stay safe. Have a good time, friend.