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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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.

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