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NicolaD

Fire in my cupboard

I had a gas hob and loved it but one day while we were all out a fire started in the cupboard below our hob.My husband came home to fire alarms blaring and smoke billowing from the kitchen.He managed to put out the fire himself. The man from the gas company and the house insurance adjustor were unable to conclude why the fire started- there was some suggestion that the connection to the hob had loosened and it had ignited when we used the hob that morning and slowly built. One way or another it has curbed my enthusiasm for gas and I am planning to buy an induction hob now.

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Nausea Bagwash

Fire

Umm, Nicola....Most house fires are caused by electrical faults.

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Welshcookie

House fires

From 2004 statistics (the latest), in 57% of accidental fires in dwellings, the initial source of ignition was electrical appliances.

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violet eyes

fires in the home

and don't most of them start in a chip pan or hot fat/oil by men under the influence of drink.

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Nausea Bagwash

fires

"and don't most of them start in a chip pan or hot fat/oil by men under the influence of drink.
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Not according to my friend the fireman.

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JAMES

Fires.

"and don't most of them start in a chip pan or hot fat/oil by men under the influence of drink.
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I don't think many people have chip pans and the like these days.

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violet eyes

fires and chip pans

maybe I should have said many, not most.
I still have a chip pan, it's little used these days but it's there if I need it. You can't beat home made chips.

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Gerry

deep fryers

"You can't beat home made chips."
Too right, Violet eyes, and for crispy pancake rolls and tempura. Wrecks the kitchen though so I use it (maybe once a month or so) by the side door with the door open. Mine's a plug-in Magimix one; wouldn't use one of those on the cooker things.

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Deep fryers

I know what you mean about wrecks the kitchen! I used to have a holiday let, until one of the less charming guests decided to deep fat fry every night without even opening a window. Wrecked the pans, the walls, and I never could get rid of the smell. She also left the furniture daubed in baby sick. Gross...

Post a full refurb the holiday let is now used for family, friends, and very very carefully vetted short term lets!!

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JAMES

Chips.

". You can't beat home made chips."

You can, by supplying pretty much ANY other form of potato instead!!!!

I wonder if its, and no offence meant, a generation thing?

No one I know of my age would even consider owning a chip pan or fat fryer. Yet I do know some that are quite a bit older that do, and use them.

I eat chips once or twice a year, from the chippie, and even they are not THAT good. Give me mash anytime!!! :)

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Gerry

chips, fryers, James

"". You can't beat home made chips."
I wonder if its, and no offence meant, a generation thing?"
You might be right, James. Come to think of it, though, many older people I know have long abandoned their deep-fat-fryers; on grounds of weight, I recall. Be interesting to hear what some other oldies (me, not you James) think about it.

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Gerry

Bolas

"I think there is only a few pie and mash shops left in the UK."
I do an occasional pie with mash and parsley liquor in 'cockney style.'
"fried chicken takeaways in the UK, the biggest % growth of these shops was in socially deprived areas near a school."
There are takeaways in nearest towns but we've never used them. Haven't noticed a KFC, which I've never had in my life.
"chips once a week"
Not nearly that often here
"Rib eye steak and mash not for me."
Agree: chips, mush and fried toms.
"The humble chip butty IMO is probably one of the nations top 5 sarnies"
Never had one.
"Ps do you remember the mothers against Jamie O taking fast food to the school gates for their beloved sprogs. "
Certainly do, I think it was pies, which I make often and don't regard them as fast food.
Brekkie here today: toasted bacon (home cured streaky) sarnie with dijon and fried onions.

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JAMES

Chips.

I doubt that a chip sandwich is in the top 5, I tried it once, but then my Mum likes a fried egg sandwich and that just sounds like hell on earth to me!!!!

There is no doubt that chips are very popular, that was not my point. Most people buy them out, to bring in, not cook them at home, except the dreaded oven chips which are just revolting, dry things.

As for steak, no, I don't want chips with it, jacket potato for me. Yum! Pies, which I also love, MUST come with mash and gravy, gotta be one of the best meals going!

I will eat chips if there is no alternative, but they are never my first choice.

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violet eyes

chips

I've just got my chip pan out from the the back of the cupboard. It's the the old fashioned type, a Prestige with the copper bottom, not electric, had a Tefal once but it was awful to keep clean so it went to the tip.
It maybe a generation thing that "older" people own chip pans or more likely younger ones can't be bothered to peel their own potatoes.
Chip sandwiches are very moreish especially as the heat of the chips start to melt the butter on the bread.
I've always like a fried egg sandwich with plenty of salt and tomato sauce.

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JAMES

 
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