Out of the Blue

Was toasting some bread last night and when I returned to the kitchen after a short absence, I found it filling with smoke. It seems the timer gave out on the toaster oven, and it didn't shut off upon reaching zero. It was pretty shocking how quickly this escalated, as I wasn't out of the kitchen for more than a minute before discovering the problem, though the bread was clearly already overcooking when I departed. Anyway, I got it all taken care of before it became a real disaster, and the toaster oven is out with the trash. The good news is the smell of burnt bread is kind of pleasant, so the bit of odor that still lingers is not a big problem. I'm just thankful, as under other circumstances this could have resulted in a house fire. Scary.

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Re: Double burrito
Aug 16, 2015, 14:06
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You DO get more out of a bowl, though; I figured that out years ago. I'll have to try the half/half meat thing.
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Aug 16, 2015, 14:02
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HoSpanky wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 13:38:
The burrito one is stupid. If all you want is "maximum possible quantity", then sure, that method works. SOME corn is more than NO corn? You don't say!

The reasoning is simple: they don't know what all you'll order so they put the "normal" amount of each item in as you ask for it. There's no "trick" here. Do you want a huge burrito that's made of several things you don't want? If you already like all of their bean/rice/veggies, you're already getting the larger burrito and you will gain nothing from following his "tips".


This. Also, Chipotle is terrible. Freebirds FTW!
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Double burrito
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Aug 16, 2015, 13:38
 
The burrito one is stupid. If all you want is "maximum possible quantity", then sure, that method works. SOME corn is more than NO corn? You don't say!

The reasoning is simple: they don't know what all you'll order so they put the "normal" amount of each item in as you ask for it. There's no "trick" here. Do you want a huge burrito that's made of several things you don't want? If you already like all of their bean/rice/veggies, you're already getting the larger burrito and you will gain nothing from following his "tips".
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Aug 16, 2015, 11:05
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Do you eat bread? I've heard of celiac sufferers being offended by even the smell of gluten-containing products. Other medical issues like zinc deficiency can adversely affect one's faculties for taste and smell. I doubt there's anything wrong with the bread itself; the only ingredient in your average bread that would be susceptible to going foul is the yeast.

I guess you could have her try sourcing her yeast differently. If that doesn't work, you should see a doctor.


Good ideas, I was tested for celiac disease a few years ago and I am fine in that regard. The yeast change is a good idea. Something we thought of yesterday is she is adding flax seeds to the bread, so that may be another possibility.
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Aug 16, 2015, 08:57
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harlock wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 17:19:
btw, usually you want to be in the same room as the cooking process while it is happening

I wasn't clear enough, but the bell had already dinged signifying it was done a couple of minutes before I left the kitchen. I just didn't realize it was now broken and it stayed on after that.
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Aug 16, 2015, 04:38
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 20:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 10:49:
LipSyncing road trip.
Now I know what HELL is like.

Um no. He drove the entire trip, therefore he can do whatever the hell he wants.
If she was smart she would have taken 3 or 4 Benedryls, and passed out and arrived after a nice nap.

Don't feel bad Blue, I had a suicidal microwave (still do since I haven't thrown it out yet but in the kitchen). It likes to keep adding mins to food. So I set the microwave for 8 mins (cooking some potatoes) and I come back and it's on 77 mins and climbing.

Since the end result would be your death by house fire, I'd say that microwave is more homicidal than suicidal.
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RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 10:49:
LipSyncing road trip.
Now I know what HELL is like.

Um no. He drove the entire trip, therefore he can do whatever the hell he wants.
If she was smart she would have taken 3 or 4 Benedryls, and passed out and arrived after a nice nap.

Don't feel bad Blue, I had a suicidal microwave (still do since I haven't thrown it out yet but in the kitchen). It likes to keep adding mins to food. So I set the microwave for 8 mins (cooking some potatoes) and I come back and it's on 77 mins and climbing.

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Ecthelion wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 13:28:
Fion wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 12:51:
I love my toaster oven. It cooks a lot of things as well as and faster than a traditional oven and food tastes better than it would out of a microwave. Hell I don't even toast bread in a toaster anymore because it just tastes better out of a toaster oven.

Yeah, they are awesome. Leftover french fries or anything bready is much better re-heated in a toaster oven than a microwave.

Yeah, I have a Breville 800 and it's one of the best investments I've ever made in a kitchen tool. Thing is just all around awesome. Expensive but worth every penny.
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harlock wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 17:19:
btw, usually you want to be in the same room as the cooking process while it is happening
That's how jesse pinkman did it.
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btw, usually you want to be in the same room as the cooking process while it is happening
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loomy wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 16:46:
blue, this is the kind of post steve gibson made before he finally lost it

But Steve Gibson probably forced Microsoft into including a firewall w/XP and he was a major force in exposing the click of death on the iomega zip drive... No, I think blue went full on John McAfee with this post.
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blue, this is the kind of post steve gibson made before he finally lost it
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Aug 15, 2015, 15:56
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It was pretty shocking how quickly this escalated, as I wasn't out of the kitchen for more than a minute before discovering the problem

Blue,

You only thought you were gone a minute but in fact you were on the alien spacecraft for over twelve minutes.
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Aug 15, 2015, 14:36
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RoboNerd wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 11:58:
Speaking of the odor of burnt bread being pleasant...my wife routinely bakes bread, and there is something being released during the baking process that I find unpleasant. I always thought bread baking was great, but there is something going on with the current formula, or me. that makes it disagreeable to the point of near nausea. She has been leaving out certain ingredients, which hasn't helped. And we thought it might be the nonstick coated pans, but this week she tried an aluminum angel food cake pan, still no relief. I try to run the exhaust hood on low during the baking to minimize my exposure.

It remains a mystery... Puke

Do you eat bread? I've heard of celiac sufferers being offended by even the smell of gluten-containing products. Other medical issues like zinc deficiency can adversely affect one's faculties for taste and smell. I doubt there's anything wrong with the bread itself; the only ingredient in your average bread that would be susceptible to going foul is the yeast.

I guess you could have her try sourcing her yeast differently. If that doesn't work, you should see a doctor.
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Fion wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 12:51:
I love my toaster oven. It cooks a lot of things as well as and faster than a traditional oven and food tastes better than it would out of a microwave. Hell I don't even toast bread in a toaster anymore because it just tastes better out of a toaster oven.
Yeah, they are awesome. Leftover french fries or anything bready is much better re-heated in a toaster oven than a microwave.
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I love my toaster oven. It cooks a lot of things as well as and faster than a traditional oven and food tastes better than it would out of a microwave. Hell I don't even toast bread in a toaster anymore because it just tastes better out of a toaster oven.
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Speaking of the odor of burnt bread being pleasant...my wife routinely bakes bread, and there is something being released during the baking process that I find unpleasant. I always thought bread baking was great, but there is something going on with the current formula, or me. that makes it disagreeable to the point of near nausea. She has been leaving out certain ingredients, which hasn't helped. And we thought it might be the nonstick coated pans, but this week she tried an aluminum angel food cake pan, still no relief. I try to run the exhaust hood on low during the baking to minimize my exposure.

It remains a mystery... Puke
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And Mrs. Blue asks, Didja have to, didja have to, didja have to let it linger....
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