Do you leave your house while the oven is on?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you leave your house while the oven is on?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    8 %
    No : (119 votes)
    60 %
    Depends on the situation, maybe if I will only be gone for a minute : (63 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The only thing I’ve ever left on for cooking while I’m not home is the crock pot.  I’m too paranoid to run anything, even the dishwasher, when I’m not home.  I’ll be interested to see what everyone else says, though. 

    Post # 4
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    If it’s to run to the corner store I might, but if I’m gone for longer than a few minutes then probably not. I get too scared about those types of things.

    Post # 5
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    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am paranoid and would be too scared to do this!!  My mother does it sometimes (not sure if it’s for that long), and everything has been fine (though her food is generally dried out and over cooked, but that’s just her recipe probably!)

    Post # 6
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    No way!

    Post # 7
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not on purpose!  Although I did totally leave the oven on and the kitchen window open the other afternoon when it was 105 degrees out.  For a few hours.  Whoops!

    Post # 8
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

    Pot roooooooast!!

    Um, no, I generally don’t. Although if I need to leave the apartment to go pick up a package at the front desk, or run across the street to the dry cleaner’s, I will. But the entire time I am out, I am panicked that our apartment is burning down, so I run back as fast as possible 🙂 

    Post # 9
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Not for 4 hours but I do leave stuff in the oven and run to the grocers to pick up bananas or oranges at the corner store. I keep hoping that no accident befalls me when I’m out though but like you, if I need to do something, I wouldn’t confine myself for 4-6hours in the house. Mine are small errands granted. Pot roast, yum!

    Post # 10
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t leave when the oven is on, but I do leave the dryer running, crock pot on, or dishwasher running pretty regularly.  I realize they all produce heat, and it makes NO sense whatsoever to leave the dryer running but not want to leave the oven on.  I guess, at least with my overwhelming lack of cooking ability, that I’m more likely to set fire to the oven than to the dryer. 

    Post # 11
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No. I don’t even leave the crock pot on when we’re not home!

    Post # 12
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Mrs. Candy Apple:  Ha! didn’t even think of that.  I’m surprised it hadn’t come up before now. 

    Post # 13
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    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No! Don’t take any chances.

    Post # 15
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    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would.  Maybe not for the entire 4 hours, but I’d probably run out to the store for a half hour or so.  Are you afraid of the pot roast catching fire and burning your house down? I can’t imagine you’d have to worry about that, especially at 200 degrees.

    Anything’s possible I guess. I just never considered it.  

     

     

    Post # 16
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    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Oh heck no! but this is coming from someone who won’t even leave a crock pot on while shes gone 😉 I also always freak out, did I unplug the straightener? …I don’t think I did…maybe I did…I hope I did…

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