By ThankfullyNotKickedOut - 26/08/2016 18:17 - United States - Coldwater
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We don't know what the tray the candleholders were on was made of or whether it was flammable, but that aside, most glass candleholders aren't borosilicate -- they will break (and/or explode) if they're heated to pizza-cooking temperatures. Then there're decidedly flammable wicks and molten wax spattered in a hot oven and probably on the heating element (if the oven's electric) or flame (if it's gas), and, well, there you have it.
The only silver lining here is that proper pizza regulations were adhered to, and the poor thing's remains were cremated. R.I.P. *salutes*
They shouldn't have been there, but you always check the oven. It's rule #1
You just check it. It doesn't matter if you think something is in there or not, you always check. My mom keeps baking trays in the oven and I never once just turned on the oven to whatever temperature, not even the first time before I knew she had that habit. Giant rule in baking.
I agree with #24. I even check my own oven, on the off chance that I've might have forgotten that I left something in there. Even if OP doesn't store sheets or anything in the oven between uses, there are enough other people who do that should have made OP realize that they should take a whole 3 seconds to check inside first before turning it on.
@24, I never in my life met anyone who stored things in the oven until I started dating my current boyfriend; and its still very odd to me. In my family we always had our baking trays in the drawer under the oven, and then we had a cabinet for the pots and pans, or put them in the hutch. But my boyfriend's family kept their baking trays in the oven, and put their pots and pans in the drawer under the oven.
Maybe not; but they all have doors you can open. ;) My own has a window, but I turn on the light and open the door to check regardless, because some things you can't see well through the window. It's like sniffing the milk before you drink it. You shouldn't need to; ideally it's not necessary; but you only have to not do it once when it was necessary to learn it's a really good idea.
Reminds me of a story about the daughter in law that burned up $30,000 cash in her mother in law's oven because she didn't check. Fact or fiction, it taught me to always check the oven.