No good deed goes unpunished?
I've been having problems with my sleeping schedule again and have been up all hours of the day. Today I thought that I'd make some scones and why not make enough so that my mom can have some when she wakes up? fresh scones for breakfast is awesome!
But while I was mixing the dough and waiting for the oven to heat up I felt this strange smell. I thought it was weird and almost opened the oven to check inside to see if there was anything inside that could be the cause before I remembered that I had checked it before turning it on and concluded that it would pass, because sometimes ovens smell of the thing you last warmed in it right?
Less than two minutes later there was this bright ball of light in it and an explosion that sounded a bit like fffzzztPOP! before lots of smoke started out of the oven hatch. I didn't even have enough time to get afraid.
After watching the smoke for a few heartbeats I tuned on the fan and went to wake mom. I thought 'if my
daughter blew up the oven at three o'clock in the morning I'd like to know about it' but it felt awful giving her one of the worst if not the
worst wake-up call I've ever given her, I mean the whole flat still
smells like the smoke at a Walpurgis fire :/
We think there was some fat or oil that had fallen down to the oven floor that caught fire (I almost can't believe it, the oven was on for less than 10 min and it's never happened before but really, excuses don't stand a chance against WHOAABALLOFFIRE!!! and 'thank god I didn't open the oven hatch at the wrong time or my whole face and neck
could have burns by now') Question:
do you think the oven is safe to use again or should we call the person responsible for our apartments and tell him we need a new one?
This is so far out of my area of expertise I don't even have a map for it.