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Old 02-12-06, 10:33 PM
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My stove exploded!

I got home, today, and my parents and brother had been cooking dinner on our stove, as is the norm at our house. They were making Chinese, tonight, and it looked REALLY good. Until the stove top exploded!!

Before:

After:

FYI, the stove is SUPPOSED to be smooth, glossy black; not "frosted" as it now appears, due to the fact that it SHATTERED! They said they were cooking on it and it just shattered. They think it was heat, but parts of the glass are pushed out, almost as if some gas built up beneath it and then BOOM.

Anyone have any ideas? Maybe this thread will prevent you, too, from becoming a victim to spontaneously exploding stoves!

Edit: Added after picture for my own benefit

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Old 02-12-06, 10:34 PM
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Dude that's F***ed up.
Old 02-12-06, 10:35 PM
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Dunno, but I'd NEVER get a glass-topped appliance or table.... This is one reason why.
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Oh, here's the weird part. The burner in the back-right was the only one that wasn't on at the time. And it's the only one that was unseated. (Look close, it's dislodged and setting at an angle)
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Originally Posted by drmoze
Dunno, but I'd NEVER get a glass-topped appliance or table.... This is one reason why.
Came with the house. :\

I say my dad sabotaged it as he's a big cook and has been wanting a nicer stove for a while.
Old 02-12-06, 10:43 PM
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I smell a lawsuit.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
I smell a lawsuit.
No, that's just the gas leak.
Old 02-12-06, 10:57 PM
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I like electric stoves. Always have. Always will.
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Man, you guys put the "pow" in Kung Pow Chicken!

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har har
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I like electric stoves. Always have. Always will.
Excepting their propensity for exploding, gas stoves kick electirc stoves' asses in every way. They are like the pirate to the electric stove's pansyass ninja.
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Agreed. I've heard arguments that electric has more surface area, blah blah. But heat control is not instantaneous. With gas, yeah, some heat is lost, but I don't have to wait two minutes for the flame to get really hot. It's hot as soon as it's burning. What, too hot? Turn it down. Water boiling over? All the other burners full? Just turn it off. Good luck doing that with an electric stove.
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Man, you guys put the "pow" in Kung Pow Chicken!

[Emeril]Bam![/Emeril]
Old 02-13-06, 01:53 AM
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I've heard of this happening before. Since I'm sure that makes you feel better, I'd like a plate of whatever you were cooking.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000
Agreed. I've heard arguments that electric has more surface area, blah blah. But heat control is not instantaneous. With gas, yeah, some heat is lost, but I don't have to wait two minutes for the flame to get really hot. It's hot as soon as it's burning. What, too hot? Turn it down. Water boiling over? All the other burners full? Just turn it off. Good luck doing that with an electric stove.
same here

i have a gas stove. my mom electric. I can't stand hers becaue it takes like 5 minutes or more for the temperature to change. And mine has more power.
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I like electric and here's why. At least ovens. My mother has a gas range and oven and it gets un-godly hot in the kitchen when she cooks anything in the oven. They don't even cook stuff in the oven in the summer. I can barely feel the heat coming off of mine. I have a 2 year old Whirlpool. It takes 6 minutes to boil a pot of 1 gallon water. If I were a professional cook I'd want gas but my electric works great. My guess is with newer technology electric just works better. Not necessarily better than gas because thats subjective. Just better than years past. That and right now costs a heck of a lot less
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If I were a stove and had to be next to those kitchen tiles all day, I would explode too.
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Can you file that as a homeowner's insurance claim?
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With glass, even special tempered glass, variations in temp cause the blow ups. Was one part really hot and the other cooler? Did it get cold water spilled on it? Glass cant warp or bend with the heat and when there is a great enough temp difference it busts.
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I know someone that shattered her brand new flat top glass top stove within a week of buying it. Not an explosion like this, but by dropping something on it while removing it from the microwave above.

I still like the things, mainly for cleaning purposes... and she learned to treat it better and has had no problems at all with the new one.

As for your situation... man, that's nuts.
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I will add exploding stoves to my list of things that would scare the living shit out of me..
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Excepting their propensity for exploding, gas stoves kick electirc stoves' asses in every way. They are like the pirate to the electric stove's pansyass ninja.
I think I love you. Pirates rule!

OP: sorry about your stove and your dinner...that's teh suck.
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Originally Posted by debbert
If I were a stove and had to be next to those kitchen tiles all day, I would explode too.

Yeah, now he has an excuse to gut the thing and get rid of the artsy fartsy shit on the walls.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
Yeah, now he has an excuse to gut the thing and get rid of the artsy fartsy shit on the walls.
... although i'm kinda diggin' the apple tile.
{tilts head to the right}
Mmmm... apple.
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I prefer gas stoves because they're what I am used to working with. I have only had two electric ones in my whole life. One was an early version of the "smooth top" and only worked with glass cookware. While it WAS easier to keep clean, I would still prefer having a flame to see. I feel the same way about gas driers vs. electric driers.

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