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How Often Do You Burn Things?

It seems like in every episode of 30 Minute Meals that I watch, Rachael Ray makes a comment about how she "always burns" things in the broiler. Although I've never actually seen her burn an item, she does seem like the type of person who could be prone to burning. I'm usually pretty good about not burning bread or bacon, but recently, when I made sloppy Joe's, I totally forgot about the buns! How about you? When was the last time you burned something? Is there one item you are more likely to burn than others?

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nikks nikks 6 years
LOL I was just toasting some bread the other day and I totally forgot about it and then when I went to the kitchen to check on it, the bread was all black and started to smoke. I hella had to crack open the sliding doors and windows before the alarm went off and my dad wondering wtf is going on at 1 in the morning!
wunami wunami 6 years
It's between 2/year and 1/month for me. I don't tend to burn things if I'm just actually cooking. But sometimes, I'm in a rush so I multitask cooking with other things. That occasionally turns out badly.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I haven't burned anything in a while.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't burn things TOO often, but every once in a while when I use a pot with a thin bottom, I'll burn stuff on the bottom of it. I'm actually more prone to UNDERbaking things because I tend to be a little bit impatient in the kitchen.
lisabarn lisabarn 7 years
Can't seem to get the timing down of a good grilled cheese sandwich, I keep burning the bread to get to a point where the cheese is melty... :-(
NouraBee NouraBee 7 years
i burn milk daily !
sandy82 sandy82 7 years
I burn popcorn all the time! booooo
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 7 years
I voted "I never burn things" this morning... lo and behold I burn my muffins. Wow. Hahahaha.
danielle854 danielle854 7 years
I burn my toast on purpose. It's better tasting a bit charred. :)
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
I burn things on occasion..but not TOO often.
only-so-cute only-so-cute 7 years
I burn my toast so often I just blame the toaster now. Also my brother is a firm believer that I either burn food or undercook it and will never be able to make something to perfection.
danaruth danaruth 7 years
Yep, once I had my daughter, I became totally distracted and can't do a single task to completion at one time! I'll start something on the stove, and then she'll start fussing, and then that turns into entertaining her, which turns into playing ... hey, what's that smell? Oh crap, it's (fill in the blank - whatever I was making for dinner) and it's burning! I do that about once a month now.
mudnessa mudnessa 7 years
The more I cook the more I burn, haha. I like things a bit more crispy and slightly burnt and my husband hates things like that so I usually take half the stuff out early and then forget about my part and end up burning them. Just can't learn to not burn ...haha.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Haha, never!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I tend to forget about things in the broiler, and I burn garlic bread at least every third time that I make it.
HoneyAndtheMoon HoneyAndtheMoon 7 years
I hadn't burned anything lately, but funny timing I JUST burned my toast to a crisp-oops!
danixk danixk 7 years
about once a month...haha. i'm domestically challenged!
bbkfk8 bbkfk8 7 years
my burned ratio has increased since the addition of a baby in my life. i get distracted easily
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 7 years
My nose is too keen - I know when stuff is done because I start smelling it so even if there is time left I know to check and probably remove from the oven/stove.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Toast when I put it back in for a second time.
merie33 merie33 7 years
I hardly ever do...however it's funny that this question comes today. Just last night I made some croutons and forgot about them....burned the bottoms of them really badly, and set off the smoke detectors...it was kind of embarrasing! Before that though, I really can't remember the last time I burned something
Advah Advah 7 years
I do! I like my food to be *well* cooked, so I tend to cook it one minute more rather than less. And then I forget and the "minute more" turns into "four more minutes". :oy:
macgirl macgirl 7 years
I am prone to burn things as I am a distracted chef. During my big family reunion I put in some enchiladas to crisp up the cheese on the top and forgot they were in there. Burnt the cheese and was devastated. My husband the quick thinker pulled off the burnt cheese, threw on some fresh stuff and put it back in. Then I had people requesting the burnt cheese, it was a little odd.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Only when I'm not paying attention, or the cooking/baking time needed to be adjusted.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
When I first started cooking, heh... all the time. Now very rarely.
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