Divine intervention

  1. Ok y'all I just blew up the freaking oven.
    I'm thinking this was the omniscient higher power telling me: Beck, come on. You're no freaking Martha Stewart. Step away from the oven!

    I was making choc chip cookies. The dough is really good. The two sheets that I got out of the oven are good. So I was folding a load of laundry when I hear this loud vibrating noise from the kitchen.

    What the f***? Keep in mind that I'm still looking after my handicapped nephew and thinking of all the possible things he could have gotten into that would make that noise (no comments from the peanut gallery, please).

    So I go in the kitchen, see smoke pouring from underneath the burners, open the oven door like the bloody idiot I am, and get a face full of terrible smelling smoke.

    Ok, so the good thing is there was no fire and nobody was hurt.
    But what am I going to do with the leftover cookie dough?
    Do I need a new oven?
    What the hell happened?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Refrigerate or freeze the dough, it'll keep.
    Inspect the (cold, not hot) unit. This sounds bigger than just a li'l ol' crumb fire; I wouldn't use it till it was checked out by a professional. JMHO, from one who has a tendency to break things and who would have no idea what to look for if she "inspect[ed] the . . unit"!!!
    Good luck! -- D
  4. by   WashYaHands
    I don't know much about oven problems, but I'm glad you and your nephew are ok and weren't hurt.

    Linda
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    Mmmmm & those cookies sounded good too! What a sweetheart you are... helping to take care of your nephew and baking cookies too!
    I'd buy a new stove and definitely NOT use the old one! I remember when I was a kid we had the same appliances for like YEARS! Before my poor mom could get a newer ice box she'd have to knock the old one on to it's side a beat it with a club! Today it seems like everything is disposable!
    (Especially microwaves!) Now on the contrary my coffee maker has lasted & lasted! (actually I'm gonna have to do the knocking it to the ground and clubbing it trick), saw a new bright red one that'll match all the red stuff in my retro red & white kitchen! I LOVE retro!
  6. by   CountrifiedRN
    Don't know what happened, but agree with the others that you should have a professional look at it. Is it a gas or electric oven? If it's gas, you should probably turn it off until you find out what the problem is.

    I'm glad no one was hurt.
  7. by   bagladyrn
    As for the chocolate chip cookie dough, I know it's not supposed to be healthy, but after an experience like that, I'd be sitting at the kitchen table with the bowl and a big spoon!
  8. by   live4today
    Ms Purp.....(((((((((hugs to you and the nephew))))))))) :kiss

    I'm so glad no one was hurt! Sounds to me like you need a new oven, girlfriend. How old is the stove? Is it yours or did it come with the place you live in? I'm also with the baglady......sit down at the table with your nephew, and chomp down on the cookies already baked, and eat a little cookie dough while you're at it. :chuckle :kiss
  9. by   delirium
    I have NO earthly idea how old the thing is. It came with the house when we bought it 4 years ago (at that time, the house was 8 years old, of course no guarantee that the range was new at the time). Its ugly, anyway.... so I'm getting a new one.

    Thanks for all your good thoughts... I'm glad no-one was hurt and I didn't burn up my kitchen (especially since we just finished redecorating it this past June).

    So I'm getting one of those ones with the radiant tops (no more coil burners for me!), self-cleaning (I deserve it!), and optional convection SmartBake (cuts cooking time by 30%).

    Next I'm gonna have to burn up the fridge.

  10. by   CountrifiedRN
    I'm soooo jealous! I've been wanting an oven with the radiant top for a long time now. The oven I have now was probably the one that came with the house, in 1978!

    Want to come over to my house and blow up my oven too? Pleeeeease? :chuckle
  11. by   live4today
    Originally posted by MsPurp

    Next I'm gonna have to burn up the fridge.

    Ahhhhhh......so you DID burn up that oven just to get a new one! :chuckle :kiss Nighty night, girlfriend! :zzzzz
  12. by   bandaidexpert
    Mspurp, I would take this as another day in the life.......it just don't matter, seems like whatever we do just ain't right. But I would eat the cookies anyway, can't be any worse than squirrel brains, huh?
  13. by   delirium
    LOL! Much better than squirrel brains, I would think.

    I'm just happy I'm getting a new one.... maybe I'll lay off the cooking for awhile.
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by MsPurp
    But what am I going to do with the leftover cookie dough?
    Um, eat it?

    Your oven is a goner. Get a new one. Don't use the old one. Eat the dough. The cookies won't cook right. I mean, they'll be edible, but once the wet ingredients are mixed with the baking agents (baking powder or soda) they are activated, and will quickly lose their baking abilities. You'll have flatter crispier cookies.

    Mmmm.... I love cookie dough!

    Have fun shopping!

    Heather

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