Posted in Preventing Kitchen Fires, Who Knew

Hello, Oven? It’s Phone. Now Let’s Get Cooking!

Is technology smarter than we are? Man’s cell phone turns on his oven. For the full story click here.
It has the Maytag authorites, the Fire Marshals and the experts at Consumer’s Report baffled.

Cellphones, which send signals at up to 3 watts, often create electromagnetic interference with baby monitors, computer speakers and car radios, so it’s reasonale to assume that a cell phone can cause your electronic igniter on your oven to “pick up the call.”

Be careful with keeping  electronic equipment too close to your cook top and oven. You may get a phone call and your oven may just pick up!


Posted in Cook Tops and Ranges, Preventing Kitchen Fires, Safety Features

Firefighters ‘chagrined’ by station blaze

Here is an interesting story. No one is immune from danger in the kitchen, not even firefighters. Fire fighters learn lesson of leaving food unattended on a hot stove.

See story from the Honolulu Advertiser.