food burnt while cooking

@riyauro (6427)
India
July 26, 2012 11:35am CST
hi guys, this always happens to me. every second day I burn something that I am cooking and sometimes it goes black. eeeeeeeeeeew. Does this happen to you guys. I forget that I put something on fire. Oh god Thank God I didn't burn anything today. Have any of you guys been through this? when was the last time you burnt something you were cooking?
8 responses
@subhojit10 (7381)
• India
27 Jul 12
Well i do not know anything about cooking so have never tried my hand at it. But i have seen my mother throwing away the burnt items as they are very much unhealthy for us. It do happens while cooking so we all have to be focused while cooking in order to prevent such hazards.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
27 Jul 12
yeah we have to take lot of care since it can be very dangerous. Many things can happen in a fraction of a second. Have a good day.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Jul 12
It happens to me more often than I'd like to admit and usually it's silly things that I burn. I have a bad habit of turning the stove on too high with soup to heat it up faster, but I tend to forget to stir it and it burns.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
27 Jul 12
Yes when you don't stir for long that it starts burning in the bottom. happens to me too.
@deazil (4696)
• United States
26 Jul 12
lol. The last time I burned something was 2 hours ago! I was reading in mylot and forgot what time I put the fish in the oven. It was frozen battered fish. When I took it out it was heated burnt fish! Actually only the bottom was a little black. I just cut that part off. It was hard as a rock. No smoke or anything, though. Just partly burnt fish.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
27 Jul 12
It happened to me also the same. I was engrossed in responding to discussions and forgot what I kept on stove. It was beef in pressure cooker three days ago. Bottom had become black. So, I removed the top part which was okay. lol. Must take more care now. have a good day
@Reg1881 (92)
• Hungary
26 Jul 12
I was actually melting chocolate last week, and I only looked away for a minute. I usually never leave the kitchen because I forgot boiling water many times before. I have a garden too, and I grow corn, beans, peas, carrot, eggplant, cukkini, cuccumber, and have about ifty chinckens and three dogs.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
27 Jul 12
wow reg that is great that you have a garden and get fresh vegetables. it is very good. You have lot of responsibility too. fifty chicken and three dogs need lot of care. And still you take out time is wonderful, have a good day.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
26 Jul 12
i did that yesterday. i was supposed to be making a grilled cheese sandwich for my daughter and got interested in pintrest and forgot about the sandwich until the one side started burning! it was sorta black but she ate it anyways.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
27 Jul 12
oh no. it happens, am glad at least she ate it.
@Micmac (6938)
26 Jul 12
My dear you should be careful since you are burning food every second day. Please be patient and write down what cooking time you've started and when the food is done. Keep the note on your kitchen table and check in between the consistency of the food on the stove, lower the flame if it is cooking too fast. I have burned rice when I put the pot on the fire and then my girlfriend dropped by and we started talking and I completely forgot the rice was cooking. I smelled the charred rice and ran to the pot and saw it was smoking. The rice was totally black. That taught me a lesson to keep my eyes on the pot even while chatting with guests.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
26 Jul 12
My things don't totally black always but there is a a layer down. So i am taking lots of care now. I get scared if I burn food. I got scolded so many time now. So today nothing got extra cooked or burnt. I was whole time in the kitchen to watch what i am cooking. Yeah that happened to me as well. Take care and have a good day.
• United States
26 Jul 12
It sounds like you need to pay more attention to what you are cooking. You shouldn't be burning food quite that often, not even if you are just starting to learn to cook. I've been cooking for years, and I enjoy it. I have turned myself into a rather good cook. However, I'd still love to hone my skills more. I find myself eying cooking classes. Right now, most of the ones from which I could truly benefit are a tad out of our budget, so I will have to hold off on them. However, once there is some room in the budget, I intend to be off to some good cooking classes.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
26 Jul 12
I love cooking also. Not an expert but these days this is happening. either i get caught up in some conversation or I watch TV and forget what am cooking. I need to take care for real, Otherwise any accident can happen. So today until I finished cooking, I was in the kitchen.
@NailTech (6884)
• United States
26 Jul 12
It doesn't happen alot but I have even been forgetting I have boiling water on the stove at times, unless I use my timer. The other day I was trying to make some breaded slices of eggplant and the phone rang. I thought I would be on and off of it and then able to come back to the stove quick. It wasn't that long but it still was too burned and I had to throw it away unfortunately. I luckily have a lot more eggplant right now though as I grew it from the garden.
@riyauro (6427)
• India
26 Jul 12
oh no. i love egg plant as well. I also burn food because of phone. Get engrossed in it and forget something is on fire. when I get the smell then i run.lol