Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cause of death: Easily distracted by shiny objects

OK, friends, I need a gadget. Surely there is something out there that will alert me that I have forgotten to turn off the burner on the stove. Something besides the smoke alarm that I can never reach and end up knocking to the ground where it lies dormant until I get someone else to put it back up. Something that will come on before the smoke alarm. That would be good. I've already managed to cook the spout right off one tea kettle. Stop me before I manage new feats of inadvertent stove-top metallurgy.


FridaWrites said...

maybe set a kitchen timer when you start cooking? if you remember to do that? i boiled a pot dry last winter (went back in my room)--my son didn't tell me despite the extreme burning smell--I think we almost had a fire.

Terri said...

A whistling teakettle has been great for me. Doesn't help for pans, but it's a good first step.

yanub said...

Yeah, somewhere I have a timer. Where, where, where? I think I took it with me to time a lecture or a test or something. Well, I guess I should just admit that I have no idea where it is an get a new one. And then try to remember to set it.

I did get a replacement tea kettle that whistles. But now you have given me an idea! I wonder if there are other sorts of cook ware that whistle! A whistling lid maybe? Something to go in the rangehood? Surely, someone has invented such a thing.

One Sick Mother said...

I have this problem too. I rely on the timer and failing that, a child who will come in and say "Mom....? Should the stove be DOING that?"

These methods are not foolproof.

I dunno if there is anything that whistles besides a kettle, but it's an interesting thought.