Death of an important kitchen tool


Aww. I went to take the pork roast out of the oven just a moment ago, and half the dish stayed in my hand while the other half stayed in the oven.

At least there was no meat-juice-spillage, because I always double up on the foil. But still, I’m a bit sad. This was a pretty damn good baking dish. Used at least three times a week for at least five years, and damn if I didn’t keep it pretty clean. What about all that burned on oook? It’s due to HIM not washing it before using it again. Usually to make me breakfast. Ugh, how do you balance bitching with gratitude?

Best thing? I wasn’t the last to wash it before it exploded. BOOYAH motherfucker, I won’t have to scrape burned grease off of you ever again.

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  1. When things like that happen I typically stand there speechless and drained of cognitive capacity, as if I have just burst through into a new dimension. I can’t imagine what I would do without some of my household impedimenta. I still miss a borosilicate kettle that bit the dino in the early 1980s.

    • I don’t have much that is good quality – but I love my French whisk for scrambling eggs and mixing Cambell’s mushroom soup (add water a bit at a time? Ha! Dump it in! Even better, use milk). I have an ancient cracked Tupperware colander I adore while ignoring the pretty stainless steel one. I had a favourite dollar-store knife that I still mourn. Handle cracked 😦

        • Oh no! We have one Le Creuset cast-iron frying pan. I gave up on the non-stick part years ago and razor-bladed it off. It’s a bit sticky for some food, but seasoning with oil when washed seems to help.
          Our kitchen floor is wood that just looks like slate – what a hole dropping that beast would make!

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