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Disaster Kitchen: It's official. - CaffieneKittySpace
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Disaster Kitchen: It's official.
The smoke alarm in this apartment does nothing.

There were actual flames bout half a foot high and everything this time. I had to beat it out with a damp dish towel. Masses of black smoke everywhere. No real damage though.

What's saddest about this is I was only trying to boil water for tea.

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shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: July 4th, 2016 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I keep tell you. Ya need an electric kettle. I dunno... you set a fire boiling water? You might be a danger to yourself and others.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 4th, 2016 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe, some time when I'm a little less broke. The stuff under the burner was what caught fire, long before the kettle boiled. I guess the soup I made yesterday boiled over some and I hadn't noticed. :-/
shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: July 4th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear ya on the less broke. Seems like every time I get a little bit ahead, something else rears up and has to be taken care of. Good luck! Sorry about the soup! Gotta be careful with that.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: July 4th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
um...eek!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 4th, 2016 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! I'm used to some smoke whenever I'm cooking, but the flames were quite startling.
schweedie From: schweedie Date: July 4th, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never has a kitchen had a more fitting name! Yikes.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 5th, 2016 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I've earned it for it, I'm afraid.
shadowfireflame From: shadowfireflame Date: July 24th, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG!! I hope you are okay and didn't get smoke inhalation! :(
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 24th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, just a nice big adrenaline spike and some bemused consternation while flapping at the flaming stove with a wet towel.

It took a long while but the property manager finally replaced the smoke alarm, which apparently was the same one wired into the building when it was built and should have been replaced in 1990. O.o
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