have you ever done this kind of mistakes in kitchen?

Bangalore, India
November 9, 2010 1:43am CST
Hi friends, Today is my bad day.. I repeated the mistake second time.. Today when I was preparing my breakfast(dosa) I got a call from my best friend who is settled in a village far away.. she called me after few months so I was excited to speak with her and I kept the stove in sim.. took the dosa in a plate while talking and I came out and sat having my breakfast.. after that I got ready for office and locked doors and left home.. still the stove was in sim and pan over it and I totally forgot it.. after 2 hours my hubby returned home to take few of his things he saw it and switched off.. he called me and scolded for my ignorance.. so much fuel wasted and non stick pan also gone.. some 2 years back I done same thing but that time milk was on the stove and it got full black and gone.. so have you ever done such mistakes? Please share..
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19 responses
@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
9 Nov 10
Hi dear, This is a common practice for many people. Within 1 year, it happened to me also 2 times. In stead of pan, it was boiling kettle. My sister kept about 3 litters of water to boil and gone out asking me to switch off the stove once the water got boiled. But I was watching the movie on TV in the bed room and I completely forget about it. I think nearly an hour later when I come out of the room for something, I saw a red coloured kettle steel kettle on the stove and I got scared. Slowly I switched off the stove. In fact, it is a very dangerous situation. You are worried of the pan and fuel waste. But, it will attract major dangerous situations if it happens any explosion or anything like. I think we all should be care full of such things. Whenever we go out of the house, especially we are going out as the last person to vacate the home, please make sure that water taps are kept closed, stove and regulator is kept locked and switch off all the light, fan etc. Regards, Thank-s
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi friend.. it was never a practise to me.. I usually have full concentration while cooking but that day my friend called me and she called me after a long time so I was full excited and also it was getting very late to office so in the mean time I was having my breakfast and talking on phone.. so I totally forgot about it and got ready as I was still on phone and just locked home and left to work.. and I talked to her till I reached office.. an hour later my husband called me and scolded me then only I remembered what I done.. you are right I should be very careful.. and I became so alert after this incident lol..
• Bangalore, India
29 Nov 10
ohh that might have taken you a lot of time to bring everything in normal.. and so much water got wasted and you might have got a huge bill that time..
• India
29 Nov 10
Hi dear, Yes, this is the only one solution that we can do, that take care of things. Also, 2 months back similar situation happened with us. Forget to close the tap of the water tank fitted in the bath room. As the tank inside was empty and didn’t notice. We have 24 hrs. water supply except on Tuesdays. Unfortunately, it happened and water come out by overflow and a total mess around. We took back the spare key that was given with the neighbor for some urgent reason and didn’t given back with them. So you can imagine the situation and it got flooded all over the room and ……. We can agree that such things happens. But among the busy times also, we should taken care of certain routine things which may fatal at times due to our ignorance. Thanks for your comments. Thank-s
10 Nov 10
i have left a pan on when making something to eat but this was because i was drunk, very foolish of me and i never did it again.
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi craigy.. Hope you become careful after that.. even I too become very careful after this incident..
• Bangalore, India
29 Nov 10
good to know you have little son.. Have a nice time with him.. and Thanks for sharing your experience in detail..
28 Nov 10
I am really careful now. Back then i had a chip pan, i came home from a nightclub and was very drunk and very hungry. I decided to make myself some chips but while i was waiting for them to cook i fell asleep and the oil burned over and so started a fire. Luckily my mum was in the house and the fire brigade came to put the fire out. Now i don't drink as much and i have a deep fat fryer that switches itself off when it is getting too hot, so now i think of safety first. Hopefully there will never be anymore mistakes like those i have done before, but as i am a dad and have a 2 year old son im far more safety concious now anyway with having my son in my home.
@ifa225 (11086)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 10
hehehe don't worry chaitra. i often did the same mistake. but it makes me to be more careful when i leave the kitchen. and i hope i would not do the same mistake again in the future
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi ifa.. Thanks for sharing.. yes we learn from our mistakes..
@shibham (16977)
• India
10 Nov 10
I seldom go to kitchen. Once i was making my tea and poured salt instead of sugar. Lol. The pots of both was same which made me to commit that mistake. But your matter is too serious. Dont repeat it again. I warn. Take care.
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi shibham brother.. hope you enjoyed the salted tea lol.. Yes brother I made a serious mistake and I am very careful after that..
@annavi23 (6522)
• Philippines
10 Nov 10
what the? it's so bad that you have done that thing! yeah,it is a wastage of fuel same with those pans..too bad! i don't think i had done that,if ever i had forgotten to turn off the stove,it would be just few minutes,not like hours...too bad! thankfully,your house didn't get burned! be careful with that!
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi annavi.. yes I am careful now..
@oldchem1 (8132)
9 Nov 10
Believe me, since I have been a member of Mylot I have burnt endless things!!!!!
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
OMG!!! I am not the only one to do that lol .. so got any scoldings from any one??
@oldchem1 (8132)
9 Nov 10
No,I don't tell them
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
you are very clever
• Philippines
10 Nov 10
i always burned the fried chicken whenever i am assigned to cook. I think it is because i always got distracted with our tv...
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi friend.. so you always cook burnt chicken lol..
@SHAMRACK (8576)
• India
9 Nov 10
Dear friend, I had seen final of these kinds of after effects, when my father quarrels with my mother. It usually starts from mistakes like this, but once my father did same mistake with egg Omlete and also the the cloth was burnt, my mother congratulated for that mistake. Never again I had seen my father scolding my mother for these mistakes.
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
Hi sham.. Your mother done a good job.. she handled the situation in a good way..
@shaggin (63495)
• United States
9 Nov 10
Aww. I know it was an accident I hope your husband wasent to mad at you. That is scary though because it could have caused a fire. Its good that he came home when he did! Be thankful that all that was ruined was the food and the pan and not your whole home. Accidents happen. I tend to cook things and forget about them and they burn but lol I've never left the house with a pan cooking and forgotten about it. I tend to just come in the computer room while somethings baking and forget to go check it for awhile then when I go out to the kitchen the food isnt any good.
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi shaggin.. yes it was an accident.. yes for my luck he was not mad on me when I reached home.. yes good thing is he came home in time and there was no disasters.. So I need to thnk him though he scolded me lol..
@mayka123 (15547)
• India
10 Nov 10
My husband was an expert in burning food. He would keep food on the gas and completely forget about it and the food would be burning for hours. I have had to get rid of a lot of vessels because they were burnt beyond use. In fact once a year I would call the scrap dealer to take away my burnt vessels! Dont worry tell your hubby that you are not the only one burning vessels!
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi mayka.. happy to see you after a very long time dear.. hope you are doing fine.. Sure I will tell him any way he was cool when I was back home and he dint even scold me a single word.. any way I should thank him because he came in time home and nothing bad happened.. Scrap dealer might be very happy to get good profit from your husband lol..
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@jazel_juan (15748)
• Philippines
10 Nov 10
oh my that was careless of u my friend. i always make sure that everything is turned off especially the stove! it could have caused fire my friend. next time that is the first thing you should check
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi friend.. yes you are right.. I am very careful after this incident..
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
Be careful with that sweety, you might end up burning your own place. That happened to us but it was my hubby's auntie who left the stove on for hours when she thought that she turned the stove off, but it was on a slow flame. I guess she left it for an hour or so in slow flame and the cauldron was also dried and flaky under. But we are not angry, we just all laugh at the incident that nothing serious happened. She gave us money before she went back home, she said its better to keep the money aside if our tank ran out short. What I always burn to cook because of my online work is the chana dal. I can only remember that I was cooking it when I smell burnt food, hehehe!
• Bangalore, India
13 Nov 10
Hi dear.. Thanks for sharing your experience.. I wont sit infront of computer while cooking so I wont burn on regular basis lol.. hope you will remember next time before chana dal burns lol.. Happy mylotting..
@neelimaravi (1793)
• India
9 Nov 10
hi chaitra, how are you, after very long time i came to response in mylot.. i do the same yesterday itself, i kept milk on the stove, and i simply watching movie, oops, i forgot that i kept milk, after i realised that about milk, it was emply nothing remain in that, all over the house and outside was smell, everybody came and ask me about that.. for that reason i bought i milk boiler too.. still sometimes i keep in normal vessel.. i don't watch much tv..whenever i do watch these things will happened,,, that much i involve... ok, i was laughing so much to see your discussion.. anyway thankyou very much to take me again to mylot.. have a nice day and takecare..
• Bangalore, India
13 Nov 10
Hi Neelima.. Welcome back dear.. I am fine hope your also doing fine.. Thanks for sharing your experience dear.. I too have milk boiler but I too use it rarely but I never keep milk and go away because I experienced it very very long back so now on I will be very careful and avoid phone calls during cooking.. Keep coming back to mylot..
@franne32 (694)
• Philippines
10 Nov 10
I haven't done that because for me safety comes first. I don't want my family to suffer because of an accident. It's really dangerous and the house could burn. You're very fortunate to have your home safe and sound. Please if next time you tend to do the same mistake, make sure there is someone who can double check it for you when you're out of the house.
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 10
Hi franne.. ofcourse safety comes first but it was not intentionall what I did.. and yes I am very careful after that..
@SViswan (12051)
• India
21 Jan 11
I'm very careful about anything regarding the stove. But yes, milk has boiled over when I've been around. But the thing that I've always always done is forget about sterilizing the milk bottles. For each of my sons it has happened to the extent that the bottles cannot be used again. And this has happened when I am at home!!! I keep a couple of bottles to sterilize at the same time and usually do it at night. Since it would take some time for the bottle to boil, I will go off to do some other work or watch TV and forget all about it till I wake up in the middle of the night. For my older son, all the bottles were burnt and we had to go and get a new one in the morning. The vessel I used also became useless. For my younger one, it happened when I was at my mom's place and I went off to watch a movie on tv and then went off to bed. I just about managed to get one bottle that time.After we returned home, it never happened because we have an open kitchen now and someone would have noticed the vessel on the stove.
@eshaan (6188)
• India
9 Nov 10
yes it happens with me too i too turned the milk into carbon sometimes....one day i kept some water to boil in a bowl which has copper plating at the bottom...it gets heated very soon....i kept the water on the gas stove and started cleaning wheat...as i wanted to get it grinded to flour...and i totally forgot about the water i had kept to soak chhole in it...the bowl was empty when i noticed...and was turned red....the copper plating also changed its color and is still not back to its original color
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
Hi eshaan.. you forgot about water.. today I forgot empty pan.. I dont know what is its condition now.. I got nice scolding from hubby because he saw it first.. .. hope I wont get more scolding after reaching home evening..
@cream97 (29088)
• United States
20 Feb 11
Hi chaitra001. A few times that has happened to me when I was not paying any attention. I am usually caught up in doing something else. Or I may be on the telephone or something like that. I don't like when this may happen because, my pot will be scorched or burned up.
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
I've done some mistakes in the kitchen as well. There was a time i left the pan with the stove on. The pan was nearly blackened and my mom was mad. I can't remember the others. Lol
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
Hi frontvisions.. you are too with me lol.. today my hubby is mad about that I burnt the pan.. I need to see its condition after reaching home and see how he reacts as well..
• India
9 Nov 10
Well once my folks had not prepared any food so i wanted to experiment myself.I set the stove on, kept the vessel and poured oil into after that i took out the ingredients needed to make the food, but i couldn't find some so i went on searching and upon entering the kitchen i saw huge amounts of smoke billowing from the vesel and all of a sudden it caught fire.the oil caught fire, i ran out got some sand and extinguished the flames. Man what a disaster.
• Bangalore, India
9 Nov 10
Hi friend.. Thanks for sharing your experience.. I think it took lots of effort to clean the vessel lol..