[Sca-cooks] I had a small problem ...

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 07:55:19 PST 2009

All kidding aside - I wouldn't.  You'd need a food grade patch and then
you'd always worry about failure.  I'd make in a useful item in my garden
for loading dirt and repotting plants that way it'd still be around as a
visual aid to your story.

My mother was using a hand mixer and metal mixing bowl in the sink once
(don't ask) and a similar thing happened.  A short, a spark, a dead mixer
and a hole in the pan.  Luckily there was no hole in the sink.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Martin G. Diehl <mdiehl at nac.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> A few weeks ago, A friend was cooking braised ox tail
> in a commercial grade rectangular pan on my stovetop.
> There was a noise and a flash of light.
> At first, I thought a lightbulb in the hood over the range
> had exploded.  I checked but didn't find anything broken.
> Then I realized that the stove was not on anymore.
> When we moved the pan into the oven, I saw liquid pooled on
> the range top ... and also in the oven.
> That's when I noticed a hole in the calrod heating element
> that had been under the pan.
> We trqnsfered the food into another pan; reset the circuit
> breaker, and continued cooking the food in the oven.
> Please take a look at the images here,
> http://users.nac.net/mdiehl/plasma/plasma.html
> As you can see, when the burner element failed and shorted
> out, it punched a hole in the bottom of the pan.  Technically,
> a plasma cutting torch!
> The burner element has been replaced.
> I was able to find a replacement pan.
> The old pan isn't usable ... but I wonder, could it be repaired?
> Any thoughts on that?
> I am,
> Vincenzo,
> In Service to the Dream
> --
> Martin G. Diehl
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