Saturday, August 5, 2006

Tip of the Day #8 (we think)

This was not our faux pas, thank the Creator, this incident was perpetrated by our neighbor's visitor. Most people would probably think twice before committing such an act, but there are those who, for one reason or another, simply don't consider the possible consequences. Thus, this tip is included mainly to amuse you, our perceptive, discerning, and highly intelligent visitors.

Tip of the Day #8 -

Do not use a recycling bucket as a handy platform upon which to place your small grill, no matter how well it fits. Grills do, by their very nature, emit a goodly amount of heat, and even the sturdy plastic from which the buckets are molded is not proof against said heat. Inevitably, the plastic will soften and a major concavity is certain to form beneath the grill, thereby reducing the capacity of the bucket by a substantial amount. This course of action is not recommended.



mutualaide said...

Aha!  You might have told me that before you told me, "There aren't enough grilling pictures in journals."  Come.  Come visit.  Give me ... uhm ... twenty minutes.

queenb8261 said...

OHHH NO! You didn't? Hope you didn't lose anything off the grill.  Good information to have though, eh?

mtrib2 said...

I bought a shallow glass cooking dish and used it to boil water in on a cold winter day.    I shut the hot plate off and let it cool.    Then I went to the store and when I came back it was in a thousand pieces everywhere.    The sticker did not list any precautions.    But from the pieces I put together on the bottom it read in nearly invisible lettering, 'Do not put on burner or in oven, Microwave only'.    Live and learn.    mark