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Response to magicarpet (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:35 PM

10. I deep fry in a wok and the lid isn't that tight fitting

but a combination of the lid and turning the stove off has worked. There's a vid from England about putting out a fire in a pot without a lid, they suggest soaking a kitchen towel in water, wringing it out completely, and laying it over the top of the pot, burner off. Baking soda will work in a pinch, or a fire extinguisher, something I always keep in the kitchen in case the lid doesn't work for some reason. The towel in the English method won't be worth much, but at least you won't burn the house down.

Oil fires are nasty. With water, the burning oil floats on the water, the water flashes into steam and aerosolizes the burning oil, and no more house.

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