Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stupid Human Tricks

I have a bad habit of using our flat top electric stove as extra counter space. If we had the counter space, I probably wouldn't need to. We have to have the biggest kitchen with no counter space.

I melted my beloved scale tonight :(

I like to use it on the stove because it's a flat surface. We've got stupid tile counters so I don't have a stable base. I was boiling water on the stove, or so I thought, when Dinah calls out "something's really hot!" Black acrid smoke was billowing over the stove. I had put the scale over the front burner and had thought I had turned on the rear burner to boil some water. The large one right under the scale. Melted it right to the stove. Did I mention I'm not a big fan of the stove either? I loved my flat top in Michigan but it had indicators to tell me which burners were hot. This stove only tells me by the glowing circle of heat under the pan. I make this mistake all the time. And to top it all off, when I attempt to turn the burner back on for the water, I turn the damn front burner on again, burning the black plastic white.



Brook said...

First off let me say that I had a flat top and really liked it. It was so easy to clean and yes I used it as a countertop too. But I love my dual fuel stove and am so glad I bought it before we got broke. And yes-we are there. I once melted the enamel off my favorite tea kettle to the electric coil eye of the stove in an apartment we lived in right after I had Maggie.
What I really want to say is this though. When you are grieving you will do all kinds of things(hopefully not wreck your car like I did)with no recollection of even beginning them. Many times the dots will not get connected in the proper order, if at all, during the activity of your day. Hmm. I think that's it for now. Except I'm here if you want to talk. Oh, and Evolution is still pretty funny after all these years.

Dinah said...

It was damn funny, though!

Huff Daddy said...


What is a dual fuel stove?