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How can I put out a fire on an electric stove PLEASE I live alone and I´m learning how to cook?

Í was boiling some water with margarine and milk on an ELECTRIC stove. Suddenly it spilled and my mistake was that I kept cooking on the same burner. A fire started not from the inside of the pot, but from the burner. I tried to put it out with the lid of the pot but the flames kept growing. I was so desperated that I put it out with water.

1.- Is it true that I shouldn´t put it out with water because it was an electric stove?

2.- What should I do if that happens again? I didn´t have time to get the extintor which is at the entrance of the apartment.

3.- Can I use baking soda? How much do I need to buy and have in the cabinet just in case?

4.- Can I also use Coke?

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I have never used an extintor. I noticed that the ring has a plastic cord. Will it break easily if I pull out the metal ring?

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Sorry for my spelling mistakes. I´m Mexican and have just moved in into Tacoma!!!! What a welcome =)!Thanks for your answers!

Where can I get the FIRE BLANKET for the kitchen? (someone just answered that...)

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  • hace 1 década
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    baking soda will put it out, a regular box should be enough for a fire like that.

    turning off the burner and switching to another one would have prevented the fire, but if you didn't clean off the margarine before using it again the fire would have happened anyway.

    you should get a small, disposable Halon extinguisher for the kitchen regardless of how many times you might spill margarine!

    they work well for all sorts of fires.

    Fuente(s): i'm a chef, so i work with fire every day.
  • Erika
    Lv 4
    hace 4 años

    Electrical Stove

  • green
    Lv 4
    hace 4 años

    Electric Stove Fire

  • hace 1 década

    Your best bets are SALT or BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate). Both are non-flammable and will put out the fire by smothering it.

    Do not use water, especially if there is oil involved in the fire. The water will just make it spread more.

    Do not use flour. Flour dust is very flammable and can cause a dust explosion.

    I'm not sure what you're talking about for the extinguisher, but usually when you pull the ring out, it's usually a safety bit that breaks so that you can use it. Aim the extinguisher at the BASE of the fire.

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  • Anónimo
    hace 1 década

    Never use water on an electrical fire or near an electrical appliance.( I really hope you turned the stove off before throwing water all over it)

    Yes you can use BAKING SODA. That would have been the best option.

    You should buy yourself a fire blanket to keep in the kitchen!

    Fuente(s): Member of my local fire brigade. (Bush firefighter)
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    hace 5 años

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  • DeeJay
    Lv 7
    hace 1 década

    I keep a box of baking soda in the fridge right next to my stove and I keep a fire extinguisher hanging on the wall in my kitchen.

    Just start sprinkling the Baking soda on the fire. Shut off the burner. The baking soda works good in the fridge too. It absorbs the smells from inside the fridge.

    It's a good idea to know how to shut off your power from the main power box. Learn which breaker goes to stove. Some power boxes are already marked. You should also learn where to shut your water and gas off. You never know when you will have an emergency. Be Prepared.

  • hace 1 década

    Generally, when any Electric Appliance catches fire, the electric power supply should be put off completely.

    Then, perhaps, water can be used to safely extinguish the fire.

    Otherwise, as suggested by other people here, flour maybe a good idea.

    Then there is always the smal extinguisher that can be bought at the store, which deals with such fires that are caused electric aplliances. It is best to consult them regarding the latest products available to deal with such type of fires. Usually the powder type extinguisher (2 Kg) should be ideal.

  • COACH
    Lv 5
    hace 1 década

    Do not use water or any otherr liquids on an electrical appliance. Keep a large box of baking soda on hand and also a large container of salt to smother the fire, but the best way is to buy a non-liquid (dry) fire extinguisher too as they are not that expensive.

  • hace 5 años

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    I prefer gas but that's what I'm used to. Our gas oven/broiler stopped working (probably one of the ignition gizmos and not worth getting it fixed) so we bought an electric convection oven and have been broiling/baking in there but I do miss the gas oven/broiler. And our utility bill has gone up (electric is slightly more expensive than gas). My mom has electric and it takes longer for the coils to heat up so getting the kettle to boil takes a long time (I bought her an electric kettle but she refuses to use it). While checking out kitchen furnishings once I asked a salesperson why they always recommend electric for older people and he said it's to lessen the possibility that they'll catch their clothing on fire.

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