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From: Chrysantha
Date: 02-18-2007, 12:03 AM (1 of 7)
I'm only brain isn't dead (yet)...I tried for the
3rd time tonight to MELT my glass cook top...luckily I think I got to it in time, before the pot melted to it...(the pot came right off and I threw it in the back yrd. I didn't wanna damage the garage floor or make things melt, it's below freezing outside and I thought that was my best option with a VERY hot, large thick pot.)

I don't know why I have a bad habit of puting water on to boil and forgetting it's on, till I remember or smell something strange. I'm not that far from the kitchen and I'm not doing anything wonderful...sitting here typing. My mind doesn't wander...I just plain forget.

It's like I hate to cook, so I'm tryin to kill the stove, so I won't have to...:shock:
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 02-18-2007, 01:01 AM (2 of 7)
Don't feel bad Chrys. I'm bad about doing that too. Now I don't go anywhere but stand in front the stove until the water starts to bubble. Just make sure you have lots of pots and a good smoke alarm close to the stove. :shock: Now I need to remember to turn off the stove when I take the pot away. My husband gets on to me all the time about that one. He's convinced I'm going to burn down the house one day.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: PaulineG
Date: 02-18-2007, 03:41 AM (3 of 7)
Why not boil the water in an electric jug and then it can be transferred to the saucepan ready to go immediately. Then you can walk away with no harm done if you forget. You'll just have to reboil it (as long as it has automatic shut off).

Or pop a timer on when cooking.

It just shows how exciting we all are though that you lose your train of thought looking through our posts. :bg:
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 02-18-2007, 10:44 AM (4 of 7)
Like Pauline says use an electric kettle and now they have them that whistle. I got one for my cousin at Xmas as she said she was always putting it on and forgetting it. She loves her whistling electric kettle!

Mine doesn't whistle & it doesn't have an auto shut-off but I usually put on my timer for 5 or 10 min. and at least it will catch my attention if I get sidetracked....
TTFN from
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From: vickki
Date: 02-18-2007, 12:23 PM (5 of 7)
Chrys it' s called Memory long as you didn't do any damage to yourself(like burn a hand)I wouldn't worry about it.....Vic
User: vickki
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From: lendube
Date: 02-18-2007, 12:34 PM (6 of 7)
I've saved myself a lot of grief by buying a digital timer with a strap to hang around my neck.

We have a 3 story house and I used to let a lot of pots boil dry or cook too high for too long till I began wearing this thing when I couldn't be near the stove. It's great since I can't hear a regular timer on the other floors (I usually have my music on too loud. :bg: )

It's a worthwhile investment. I like the whistling water kettle too. I have an electric auto-shut off one but a whistler is just so cozy. :bluesmile

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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 02-18-2007, 09:23 PM (7 of 7)
Lennie I like your idea. I'd have to make it a vibrating one like you I like the tv up or the cd player on too high. Especially if I'm cleaning house.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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Total posts: 1118
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