Fire in my oven! I took my favorite guitars outside!

@TheHorse (124211)
Walnut Creek, California
February 23, 2021 4:20pm CST
As you know, I have been a hyperbole writer for both Donald Trump and Joe Biden for two years. I have made millions, and raised my butler's salary without him even having to ask. Today, I fired up my oven to make some frozen lasagna for lunch. After about 5 minutes, I smelled something strange. When I checked, I discovered that there was a bonfire burning at the bottom of my oven. I thought the following: Should I dump some water on a fat-induced fire in an electric oven? I invite you (even if you are a regstered Republican--buwaahaahaa!) to search the depths of your intellect and let me know what you think my decision was. I grabbed my baking soda from my refrigerator, put out the fire, and then turned on the fan. Then I put my lasagna in the oven. I have been checking my oven every few minutes now to make sure the fire does not re-erupt. Have you ever had a fire in your oven? This is NOT my first time.
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@DaddyEvil (33120)
• United States
23 Feb
No, I haven't... HOW did you start a fire in your oven? I put one out once when I worked in a KFC. One of the other guys let the bacon for the salad get too hot and it caught on fire. He grabbed a bucket and started filling it with water. I knocked the bucket out of his hand and put the lid on the pan and then pulled the pan off the stove and set it on the concrete floor.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
If you had mentioned the word "oxygen," would he have been befuddled?
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@DaddyEvil (33120)
• United States
23 Feb
@TheHorse *sigh* He wasn't stupid, just inexperienced. And no, I'm not sure he would have understood.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
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@myklj999 (53961)
• United States
23 Feb
Metaphorically speaking, the fire in my oven burned out long ago.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
Metaphorically? That is too big a word for me.
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@myklj999 (53961)
• United States
23 Feb
@TheHorse I stoled it frum a dikshunairy of 50-cent wirds.
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@owlwings (43660)
• Cambridge, England
23 Feb
@TheHorse Break it down. 'meta' = 'encountered a' and something that comes from 'phorein' (Greek) = dunno what that means but it sounds foreign So the whole thing obviously means: 'met someone from elsewhere who doesn't speak English' therefore = 'incomprehensibly'.
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@owlwings (43660)
• Cambridge, England
23 Feb
I have incinerated a number of things in my oven over the years but I've never had actual flames. A lot of smoke, yes, but no flames and I don't really have a way to deal with a fat fire in an electric oven, either, apart from shutting the door and starving it of oxygen. Baking soda is an interesting method. Presumably it generates carbon dioxide when heated (but I thought that was only in the presence of water). WHY, for God's sake, do you keep it in the refrigerator, though??? I have had fat fires on the stove top before now.. A wet tea towel thrown over it seems to work well there.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
When I had a fire in my sauce pan I just put it on the floor of my kitchen. I am glad said floor was not carpeted.
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@owlwings (43660)
• Cambridge, England
23 Feb
@TheHorse You haven't answered my question: Why do you keep baking soda in the fridge??
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@myklj999 (53961)
• United States
23 Feb
@owlwings It is supposed to help control odors
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@wolfgirl569 (36452)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Feb
Never one in my oven. On the stove from grease.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
Yeppers, been there too. Now that my oven is cool, I should remove whatever is is that caught on fine, even if its bathed in baking soda.
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@wolfgirl569 (36452)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Feb
@TheHorse That would be a good idea.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
@wolfgirl569 Here goes...
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@Tampa_girl7 (44465)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank goodness you were able to put the fire out. Weren’t you afraid to cook in it again without cleaning it out first ?
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
Oh, heck no.
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@Tampa_girl7 (44465)
• United States
23 Feb
@TheHorse you risk taker you
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
@Tampa_girl7 I like to live on the edge.
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@sharon6345 (265950)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
23 Feb
No but I know if I did I would grab my documents and run out the front door. My mind would not rush to saving the place.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
My guitars come first. Even the stereo gear can melt
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@sharon6345 (265950)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
23 Feb
@TheHorse I am hoping everyone in this situation finds their most important things if needed. My birth papers and social security cards come before anything in my home. That would be all I would go for. I am glad for all of us to have our most important things.
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@sallypup (42980)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Feb
Maybe. Cookies and rounds of bread have been known to slide off the sheet and fall onto the back element and oh joy. Burnt lumps time.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
I wonder which "meal" caused my inferno today. Will my lasagna taste like baking soda? Will I be really gaseous tonight? Inquiring minds want to know.
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@LindaOHio (58184)
• United States
24 Feb
lololol I've never had a fire in my oven. What are you doing that it's not he first time? Does your oven need to be cleaned? Good thinking with the baking soda. Stay safe please.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
Cleaned? You mean you can clean an oven?
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@LindaOHio (58184)
• United States
24 Feb
@TheHorse Cleaning under the refrigerator and cleaning an oven (and windows) is best reserved for when you move.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
@LindaOHio My philosophy exactly.
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@arunima25 (54389)
• Bangalore, India
24 Feb
I never had a fire with flames as you mentioned here. Once my husband reheated some food, a bit of aluminium foil was still there, it burnt, microwave shut down and so did our electric supply to the microwave. We took it out and everything was fine. There was just a small spark.
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
Heh. I have never had a microwave. I always though the idea of things cooking from the inside out was creepy. But I've abused my oven a few times.
@BarBaraPrz (29969)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Feb
The only time I had a fire in my oven was when I was using an oil cookstove, and the fire actually was in the oil burner on the side, so no, I guess I haven't had a fire in my oven at all. What caught fire in yours?
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
I have no clue! Once it cooled, I just grabbed it and tossed it. It was a charred mess.
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@DocAndersen (34586)
• United States
24 Feb
i would like to take the 5th on that particular question. But have a nice day!
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@TheHorse (124211)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
Yes, you have a nice day too! And your secret is safe with me.
@FourWalls (31243)
• United States
24 Feb
Not in a few decades. I think the last thing I burned was popcorn in the microwave.
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@rakski (79719)
• Philippines
23 Feb
I haven't had any fire in my oven yet. thank goodness for that
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@MALUSE (64315)
• Germany
23 Feb
I am impressed! You make a *frozen* lasagna in a *fired up* oven.
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@lovebuglena (25859)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Feb
What caused the fire to happen? I am glad I never had fire in the oven or I'd have started to panic and not know what to do.
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@spiderdust (9620)
• San Jose, California
24 Feb
I'm glad you got the fire out quickly! Do you know what caused it?
@JudyEv (238614)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
No, thank goodness. I've never had a fire in the oven.
@xander6464 (18518)
• Wapello, Iowa
24 Feb
The baking soda was the perfect solution. I wouldn't be surprised if Smokey The Bear gives you a medal for good thinking. How'd the lasagna turn out? Is it safe to take your guitars outside? Aren't the forests, parking lots, walkways, etc always on fire there? I've never had an oven fire. Or a forest fire. Maybe I should move to California.