Longest Amount of Time You Have Accidently Left the Oven On

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  1. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Not saying I just noticed anything at all.... or that this story pertains to me or anything, but what is the longest amount of time you guys have ever left your oven on before realizing it? This story is not about me... it's about this guy I know, who did it, and just noticed it a few minutes before I started typing this. :wideeyed::wideeyed::wideeyed:
     
  2. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    hahahahahahahahhahaha i think my worst was 35mins..
     
  3. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping someone gets into the "days" category to not make me feel like a complete moron.
     
  4. throwittoblythe

    throwittoblythe Active Member

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    Made tator tots for lunch at approximately 11am. Came home at around 5 or 6PM and couldn't figure out why it was so hot in my apartment. Then it dawned on me. Man, the gas bill was high that month!
     
  5. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriend once left on a gas oven for approximately 9 hours. The oven was old and had a leak. Let's just say that the dog was sleeping in the other room when she got home and the smell hung around for about 3 hours WITH the windows and door open.
     
  6. jjisu

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    Im willing to bet that there are a large number of people second guessing themselves and getting up and actually checking to see if their oven is on after reading this post......i know i did:skeptical:
     
  7. Sousaclone

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    Hour or two maximum. I know one of my friends roommates put a pizza in the oven about 2 AM while drunk and then got it out of the oven the next morning about 8 or 9 I think.
     
  8. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    The wife does this regularly. She has also burned a number of things all to hell by leaving burners on and setting things on them - including an entire plastic strainer.
     
  9. cyismydog

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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    I left a goose in the smoker for 3 days. Wow, was that meat tough!
     
  10. SeattleClone

    SeattleClone Well-Known Member

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    On occaision, just until the end of my meal then I notice when I'm cleaning off the dishes.

    I did have a roommate in college who started a pot of water boiling, and then went to Fareway to buy spaghetti. Of course, that was on purpose, but didn't seem too bright to me.
     
  11. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    The oven? I can't say for sure, but I wouldn't guess more than maybe 30 minutes beyond what I intended. I once left the grill on for 3 hours though. I managed to burn through an entire tank of propane.
     
  12. usnclone

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    Yes, I have done this myself. Needless to say the pizza was a little over cooked. It took many days to remove that awful smell. The bad part was my friend woke up a couple hours before me and never thought of doing anything(like seeing why the place smelled horrid). He did proceed to open a window after about an hour.
     
  13. SeattleClone

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    Yeah, but you meant to do that, right? It's a good way to clean the grill. :wink:
     
  14. clone61

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    Sounds like my wife.. letting things burn and such.. found warmed pancakes the next morning that were crazy hard
     
  15. Cypwr

    Cypwr Active Member

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    Not an oven, but a guy I work with tells a story about his exwife leaving the shower on for 8+ hours. He worked 3rd shift and she was going to take a shower when he was leaving for work. She started the shower as he was going out the door, but instead she went to bed. When he came home the shower was still running.
     
  16. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    No problem with oven, just a pan that ended up wth cinders for hotdogs. Gross.
     
  17. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Was cooking my cell phone at 150 to dry it out and accidently left it in there for 3 1/2 hours after I fell asleep on the couch. Worked just fine for a year until I upgraded again.
     
  18. Chris

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    Did it TODAY - left the Broiler on for over an hour...
     
  19. Ficklone02

    Ficklone02 Well-Known Member

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    I partially burnt a pizza while spending time reading this thread.....
     
  20. heyguy85

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    After an evening at a fine local establishment that rhymes with 'hips' we put in a pizza around 2 A.M. One roommate had to leave for work at 6:30 the next morning and he shut it off for us. The apt. smelled horrible for days.
     

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