Thursday, April 25, 2013

broiler 101

I love the broiler.

It's fast. It makes things crispy. It's the doodad in the oven I didn't even know existed for the longest time.

However, there are many reasons I should not love the broiler.

I burn myself.

I burn the food.

I alternate burning myself and burning the food with such regularity that NOT burning anything ought to warrant a federal holiday.

And sometimes, I do this:

Yah, did you know that the broiler gets hot enough in 10 minutes that it will melt plastic through the oven vent under the burner? 

Me neither. 'Til now.


  1. Haha, my roommate did the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago, and we just barely got a new one -- because for the life of us, we couldn't fix the old one. :) Oh well. Live and learn, right? :)

  2. Right. Just one more reason to try to keep my kitchen more tidy!