Never put a sock in a toaster

Never put a sock in a toaster.
Eddie Izzard

OK, I am so tired, and fighting a migraine (that apparently is becoming visible, a co-worker asked if I was ok and said I looked tired) and I saw this as the funny quote of the day on my blog and I couldn't help it. I laughed. And then I sent it as an inter-office IM to a friend. Which turned into a conversation about things we had toasted. He HAD put his socks in the microwave, and told me how long it took before they started smoldering. And then I told him about how I used to put my clothes in the oven to warm them up or dry them when getting ready for school. And we both had "almost melted the shoes over the heater/in the oven" stories ...

Ok, it was funny. In maybe a "you had to be there" kind of way.

So, have you ever toasted/burned/melted anything in a kitchen appliance? C'mon, fess up :)

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein


  1. Ok...I'll bite :)

    Of course, you know this one, but some of our friends might not.

    Back before we met, I used to cook meals (rice, hamburger helper, etc) in plastic bowls in the microwave. Eventually, this led to (usually catastrophic) failure of the plastic bowls.

    I still say they shouldn't have said "Microwave Safe" on the box if they couldn't be used in the microwave :)

  2. Well dear,
    It is microwave safe to re-heat, not cook :) Especially if the plastic is melting. That's why a lot of those boxes recommend using ceramic or glass cookware for things that need to be nuked for more than a few minutes.

    Back to the grind...


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