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Old 05-23-2022, 08:42 PM   #1
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When I was a kid my mom would put a roast in the oven before church with a loaf of bread dough on top to proof. When wed get home from church the roast was ready and the bread went in the oven.

Google will tell you youre and idiot if you leave your oven on. Thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:43 PM   #2
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I would never. It only takes once.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:59 PM   #3
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MM- My mom used to do the same thing. Also would put baked potatoes in. Had the oven on low for slow cook. If needed, she would up the temp. when we got home.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:03 PM   #4
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I would never. It only takes once and all your premiums have paid for your insurance.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:04 PM   #5
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An electric yes.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:05 PM   #6
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When I was a kid my mom would put a roast in the oven before church with a loaf of bread dough on top to proof. When wed get home from church the roast was ready and the bread went in the oven.

Google will tell you youre and idiot if you leave your oven on. Thoughts?
I think that the amount of electronics on them nowadays would be the fire hazard!
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:06 PM   #7
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Nearly every Sunday while I was growing up. Now, I use the crock pot. It makes better roasts.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:14 PM   #8
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Why do ovens have timers then?
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:17 PM   #9
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Every Sunday with my mom as well while we were growing up. Best roast ever.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:24 PM   #10
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Heck I dont like leaving with a crock pot on.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:27 PM   #11
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Every Sunday with my mom as well while we were growing up. Best roast ever.

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Old 05-23-2022, 09:32 PM   #12
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:34 PM   #13
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Our house burnt down when I was in the 3rd grade & still have sights / smells stamped into my noggin...I still cringe even when the unloaded groceries are left on the stove top waiting to be put up.

Any & everything fire hazard freaks me out...ya don't know unless ya know.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:39 PM   #14
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Never, I've seen too many homes destroyed or heavily damaged due to cooking on the stove top and in the stove while homeowners are gone. Like Strummer, I don't like leaving the house with a crock pot on. Artos, I don't leave anything on the stove even when it's off, even while unloading groceries, still freaks me out as well.

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Old 05-23-2022, 09:49 PM   #15
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My sister and BIL lost their home and most of their belongings by leaving a dishwasher on when they left for work one morning. Very sad deal.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:00 PM   #16
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Do y’all leave ceiling fans on while gone?
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:08 PM   #17
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Most of the time no! I have but always wish I hadn't. That freaks me out too!
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:32 PM   #18
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Do yall leave ceiling fans on while gone?
Or the fridge? Outside freezer??? LOL
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:01 PM   #19
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Our house burnt down when I was in the 3rd grade & still have sights / smells stamped into my noggin...I still cringe even when the unloaded groceries are left on the stove top waiting to be put up.

Any & everything fire hazard freaks me out...ya don't know unless ya know.

Same here. With few exceptions (hot water heater), I leave nothing on that generates significant heat when I leave my bourse, this includes a crockpot. I not only turn off but unplug all small electrics when not in use (curling irons, coffee makers, irons).

I also never leave the house with appliances running that use water, such as the dishwasher and washing machine.

Ever.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:30 PM   #20
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Or the fridge? Outside freezer??? LOL
Yup, been to fridge and freezer fires
Can't unplug them, but you can keep the immediate space behind them free from storage and keep the lint/dust removed from cover/fan. Either way, it sucks for everyone. Many on here with a lot more experience than me. Stay safe!!
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:59 PM   #21
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Ours is WiFi, so yes

We start it while we are out hunting

Im assuming it will call the fire department if the temp goes way up in a hurry
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:15 AM   #22
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Yep. Done it for years. Gas too just like my furnace. Furnace stays on in the winter too. So does my hot water heater. Gas too..
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:25 AM   #23
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What's the point in paying for home insurance if you ain't going to try to use it?
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Old 05-24-2022, 05:15 AM   #24
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What's the point in paying for home insurance if you ain't going to try to use it?
I guess you dont have anything that money cant replace. Had a house fire my senior year of high school there are lots of things money cant replace.
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Old 05-24-2022, 05:32 AM   #25
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How many of you who own a pellet smoker leave it going while you are away?most of the ones I've seen are sitting on the back patio next to the house.

I'm one of the weirdos that leave a crock pot, oven, wash machine, dishwasher, fans, you name it running while I am gone. I support the local fire department. If I don't proactively attempt fire Hazzards. Those fine folks might be out of a job!

In all seriousness. I do not see the difference in a Water Heater being left on or an oven.

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Old 05-24-2022, 05:35 AM   #26
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Do y’all leave ceiling fans on while gone?
No. Fans don’t cool rooms.

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Old 05-24-2022, 06:25 AM   #27
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I’ve left the stove on for four or five hours after I took the food out. And I was there! So no, I never leave the house with anything cooking or the dryer running. If we’re gonna be gone several days I turn the water off as well.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:52 AM   #28
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I have left a burner on low before after cooking something....several times, my old lady tears my arse up about it when I do. I hate it when that happens but I deserve it.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:04 AM   #29
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When I was a kid my mom would put a roast in the oven before church with a loaf of bread dough on top to proof. When wed get home from church the roast was ready and the bread went in the oven.

Google will tell you youre and idiot if you leave your oven on. Thoughts?
This is the biggest problem. Who cares what Google says.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:09 AM   #30
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Y’all all turn your AC off when you leave the house too?
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:39 AM   #31
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Yall all turn your AC off when you leave the house too?

And the water valve to your toilets? Man some of you would go insane if you saw what all was running in my house with no one here. I use the timer on our stove to start the oven often while we are away to cook roasts and other things

When I was 9 our house burned down but it wasnt that traumatic, lost some pics but otherwise most everything was replaceable


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Old 05-24-2022, 07:42 AM   #32
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Nope. Mom left dryer on at night growing up. One night almost burned the house down. Hot equals off if I’m not home.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:46 AM   #33
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:29 AM   #34
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We do it all the time. Propane stove. I also frequently finish briskets and such over night in the oven and just let the temp probe wake me up when done.
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:30 AM   #35
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I do it a lot. In fact, my oven is designed to do that. I'll put whatever in the oven, put it on time cook so it will turn off when it is done and when I return it is ready.

Sometimes I will even put my food in the oven, set a delayed start for x hours, cook time for x time so it will start and stop on time. The risk with that is sometimes the gas oven doesn't start after 3 tries, it stops trying and I'll come home to a uncooked meal. But that rarely happens.
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:40 AM   #36
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I guess you dont have anything that money cant replace. Had a house fire my senior year of high school there are lots of things money cant replace.
Good point. I am fortunate to have all the important items such as pictures backed up to cloud servers or in a safe. Thinking through everything else, my son is the only thing I couldn't move on from. In the grand scheme of things, everything we have is only an earthly possession.

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Old 05-24-2022, 08:42 AM   #37
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I mean if we are that worried about it starting a fire, I would rather that happen when we aren't home than when we are there. No doubt there are some personal items that would be hard to lose but the only thing that truly can't be replaced would be my wife and kids.
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:45 AM   #38
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Man some of probably hide from your own shadows! There is risk in anything. Which I
Do you think is more likely to happen, stove catch on fire or a terrible car accident, and yet, I bet you still drive!
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:53 AM   #39
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Trying to sleep one night and started seeing random flashes. Stared at fan and was shooting sparks out every few minutes. That thing got turned off and replaced next day.


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Old 05-24-2022, 08:56 AM   #40
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My ex-wife's dad wouldn't go to bed with anything in the house plugged in. Not even a alarm clock. I think it was more so because he was cheap, and didn't want to spend the electricity than scared of a fire.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:04 AM   #41
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Crock pot yes, oven never have.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:13 AM   #42
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My wife does it multiple times per week. I even have the heater come on during the winter time when we aren't home.....
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:25 AM   #43
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:51 AM   #44
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My ex-wife's dad wouldn't go to bed with anything in the house plugged in. Not even a alarm clock. I think it was more so because he was cheap, and didn't want to spend the electricity than scared of a fire.

That is some world class cheap right there! Annoying as "bleep" cheap!


Yes we do leave the oven on. Only on low temp items though... I have done the roasts and wrapped a PB or brisket at 165-170 and finished in the oven if I need to run some errands or need a nap.. Do the crock pot all the time as well for beans and various dishes. Run the dryer and both washers too. Aaaaaand....leave a ceiling fan on to help circulate air for the AC/heater....
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Old 05-24-2022, 10:15 AM   #45
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We regularly set the dishwasher to go off when we're gone, set the crock pot/instapot to go, set the Roomba to go, leave the A/C on!, etc.
The office area of my business burned up back in 1999. The fire was started by the wiring to a light fixture in the ceiling arcing and catching insulation on fire. The light fixture was NOT on at the time. So, the possibility of fire exists regardless of the precautions you take.
Don't live in fear.
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Old 05-24-2022, 10:32 AM   #46
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Ac is always on, fans are running 95% of the time I'm home. Never go to bed without a box fan running for noise. I'm not worried about the water heater. I'm not worried about leaving things on, it's just what the items are. There is a level of aware, then there is a level of paranoia and then there is bubba came over this weekend with a thirty pack and we installed the electricity in the new add on Stay safe
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:05 AM   #47
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I do this fairly often, put roast in and leave for 4-6 hours. And that was standard procedure by my mom when i was growing up. Decided to ask my son...the fireman. he said it worries him and he tries not to do it. then he messaged me that they do leave the crockpot on and the pellet grill running right next to the house, and he's not sure there's much difference. Said they even leave the pellet running at the firehouse when they are gone. Ultimately, he said it's a risk running any of them when you are gone.....
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:10 AM   #48
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A buddy did in a new home. Left for church and left something cooking in the oven. Well church lasted longer than anticipated and the roast turned into jerky and smoke damaged the whole house including all their clothes...
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:13 AM   #49
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