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Topic: Bake and Botch? (Or... my kitchen exploded last night)  (Read 8079 times)
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« on: February 06, 2011 11:33:17 AM »

I wasn't sure whether or not I should share this here, but since cooking AND glass art are both boards, I figured why not.

Hubby went to pull a delicious smelling dinner out of the oven last night and the glass bakeware shattered.  Tthe house was cool, the oven was hot, and the only thing I could think of is that it was thermal shock gone horribly, terribly wrong.  Glass was spread all over my kitchen-- some mediums sized shards were ten feet away from the oven!

Not only that, it shattered with enough downward force that a piece hit the oven window hard enough to shatter it too.  Luckily, no one was hurt apart from a few scratches from cleaning up the glass, and a few small burns from the droplets of boiling liquid that flew all over the place.  Kids and dogs are fine... at least, so far.  I'm still finding glass on the floor, so hopefully everyone remains fine and manages not to step on it.

Anyways, yep.  Dinner was ruined, the bakeware was ruined, and my oven is ruined. And it only added insult to injury that we ended up going out to McDonalds to eat last night, only to come home to a house that smelled delicious.









And yep... this was used according to directions, didn't have any chips or cracks, wasn't taken from freezer to oven, and was made my a nationally known brand (Anchor-Hocking).
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 11:41:34 AM »

wow.  that is crazy!   Shocked  glad everyone is ok though, that could have been really bad. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011 12:00:42 PM »

Yeah, we were pretty lucky, all things considered. Had it been a foot farther out of the oven, the oven door wouldn't have gotten the downward force, but my husband's foot would have.  And if it hadn't been partially contained by the oven, I'm sure the glass would have flown a lot farther and possibly hurt one of the kids or pets. 

I have a few slivers of glass in my hands from cleaning up, but I'd much rather it be me (someone who is used to stabbing herself repeatedly during needlework) than one of the little ones.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011 12:06:24 PM »

I've had that happen to me and my mom when we were cooking. it wasn't even cold in the house, as it happened in the spring time (we had the A/C off, all windows wide open) and we took it out of the oven, and set it on the stove (which was off), and we all went to the living room (waiting for it to cool down) and we heard something that resembled those action movie scenes where something glass is blown up. it scared us! I'm glad nobody was hurt in your house though, I hope everything ends up well!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011 12:21:49 PM »

It's crazy how loud the noise is, isn't it??  I'm glad you and yours weren't hurt either... and I'm glad to know that having glassware break so violently isn't just a sign that I am fail-at-life in general!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011 12:23:37 PM »

Oh my goodness! What are you going to do? Who/what covers that kind of damage?
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011 12:38:22 PM »

Short term-- rely on my crockpot and small microwave for meals for the fam.  I did NOT budget for a new oven this month.  Seriously, that's just not the kind of thing that I ever dreamed I'd need to take into account. Even to fix the door, and not get a new oven entirely, will cost at least a few hundred. Repairman, house call, ordering the part, waiting for it to come in, installation, etc etc.  There's a dent-and-ding appliance store here that might actually have a new oven (one without any glass in it!) for about the same price as repair.

My renter's insurance might cover it (I'll call on Monday) but then, I may end up with higher premiums. 

I've already sent a letter to Anchor-Hocking, asking them to do the right thing and replace what they damaged, but I'm not exactly hopeful, given that they're so blah about their product shattering in the statement on their website.  Basically, they're saying that yep, their glassware has been known to shatter, but because it's tempered glass, it should do no more than "catch the consumer off guard", which I find to be a wee bit of an understatement considering my kitchen looks like a bomb went off in it.  They go on to say that the vast majority of breakage is caused by improper use.  So, according to them,  I probably used it wrong, and the glass everywhere, broken oven and gunshot sound was merely a bit surprising for all of us.   

Long story short.... I'm gonna have to buy a new oven.  And new bakeware. If someone ends up reimbursing for the cost, that'd be great, but we can't wait for them to do it, as we kinda need to eat regularly, ya know?
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011 12:42:46 PM »

I don't care what he says....NEVER LET MICHEAL BAY COOK YOU DINNER!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011 12:44:34 PM »

I actually snorted over that last comment.  Bruce Willis should have been cooking last night, it would have been perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011 12:51:58 PM »

Sorry, I just had to...I've been reading a lot of Cracked.com and Micheal Bay is a favorite subject of theirs...
I am glad you and your family are ok. I had the same thing happen to me (though it was my own stupidity, cold liquid in a hot dish..blammo!) hopefully anchor-hocking will do something.
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