Thursday, November 20, 2008

I didn't know a potatoe could catch on fire

Our microwave, for the fancy schmancy gizmo that it is, is starting to scare me. I think it's way too glitzy for it's own good. It's a great big thing that doubles as a range hood (a feature I never use) and it's supposed to be very smart. You tell it what you're cooking and it figures everything out for you .... how long .... what intensity .... when to flip. It's already been to the shop once because it lost it's marbles, and now it's doing crazy things.It's a good thing I was standing right there when this potatoe burst aflame, along with the paper towel it was sitting on. You see, when I told it to "cook a potatoe" I trusted it to do that. Perhaps it thought I meant 20 pounds of potatoes .... I don't know. Anyhow, there was a "woof", then a box full of flames. I was proud of how calm I remained, so the rest of the house didn't explode, but what a mess .... and stink. It still smells like there was an army of chain smokers in my kitchen.

5 comments:

Daughter One said...

NOW THAT'S A HOT POTATO!

Kevin said...

Burn Baby Burn, Potato inferno!

The instructions that came with or microwave said no paper towel in the m/w..could catch fire. Now I believe them!

Carol Browne said...

Jeez. How long was it in there for? That's scary.

Endako Jo said...

How long? That's the trick. I told it potatoe and walked away. It forgot to stop. Maybe 10 minutes. I just don't know. The "presets" are cooking way too hot and the timings off. Popcorn ain't workin' either.

My Little Corner said...

oh my! Well it's a good thing that you were nearby! Maybe you'll have to skip the 'smart' feature and take control - if it'll let you!