Danger in the kitchen

Ok, one of those kind of afternoons... I love this mixer. It's quiet, light, easy to use and we got it from Skip Shopper's Grandparents & May made plenty of sponges with this beauty. Special . It really whizzes a storm and we have it out all the time, until now. One birthday cake too many. Smoke. Yep. Smoke coming out. Luckily, it started to smoke when the cake had finished smoking, I did have to hand mix the colours for the marbling in.

It is actually the second appliance we have blown up today. The first one made me believe that there was a power outage with the rain storm. The boys were making toasties (baked bean) after school, and then the youngest one (6yrs) decided to make one too, popped it in the breville...and futt. Yep. There was a noise. That should have been the clue, but no, I still thought that the power has just gone out. Called the neighbour on the "stuck" phone (the one attached to the wall. No, she was right, decided that she was on a different grid. Had a lovely long chat. Got off the phone, answered a phone message from Edna (95) down the road about the postman leaving my mum's mail at her house, forgot to ask her about the power, spoke to my mum (her neighbour) forgot to ask her about the power... then rang the power people. No power outage. IS THE SWITCH DOWN???? Oh, you mean that one that is switched down? (I have never seen THAT one down before - only individual ones - yikes! Must have been a biggie!) Yep. Ok, comprehendo.... Yes, I won't use the toastie anymore kind sir....promise.... Now I look at it, the wires are a little melted.....................

Nice afternoon.

Cake is cooked now.

Let's hope I can do dinner with no hitches

7 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

Oh dear. Did he shut the cord in it? My sister did that. There was a bang and a flash as well. Very scary. Sorry to hear about your mixmaster :(

CurlyPops said...

Oh no what a disaster! No mixmaster and no toastie anymore.
I hope the cake tasted yummy at least.

meg d said...

Hmmm, I think that it was probably scarier postscript...once I realised...Thank goodness for safety switches! Mixmaster - very very very sad. I was getting very addicted to the ol' sunbeam. I am now going to have to drag my Kenwood out - v. heavy & much noisier (much more reticent to use it...) More likely to use the whisk, at least I will still be able to talk! Cake, hopefully will taste good, 10yr olds will be able to tell me tonight : )

Standardrose said...

I have acquired 2 Mixmasters.... one can be yours if you like! Let me know...

meg d said...

OOH! Is it smoking?! Sounds great thanks...sure you don't need 2 for those boys of yours?

Alaine said...

Hi Meg, I'm glad I popped by to see how you're doing and it's good to see that your 'glitches' are fixed!

Lucky your 'trip switch' is working and that you didn't get zapped. I had a nasty experience with a 30 yr old electric knife; plugged it in, pressed the button to cut and the loudest explosion made me jump across the kitchen! I loved that knife and got many years out of it - won't mention the brand :^)

I'm also very happy to have found your muesli slice; I've been making my own (I have one every morning for breakfast) and will give this one a try (the slice I made last had half a cup of raw sugar in it, as well as the honey, which isn't good). Looks delicious! Thanks.

meg d said...

Alaine, thanks for popping by, yes, the glitch seemed to fix itself after I moved the "followers" box around and down...who knows, computers are a bit beyond me at times : ) ... Muesli, I love, it is the only thing that I can stomach in the morning. At the moment I am throwing some goji berries in there as well and they are really nice.

happy cooking