I guess it will be a while before I can bake anything again. Today the glass door on my oven exploded into a million pieces. I was about to put a couple loaves of sourdough in and I was filling a pan with hot water to create some steam for the bread. As I was closing the oven door, it exploded. Some of the water must have splattered onto the inside of the door (I assumed that an oven door was built to withstand such things but apparently not this one). When I say exploded, I mean it exploded into a million pieces that flew both into the oven and out of the oven, all over the floor and even melted into my kitchen rugs! How it is that both my husband and I escaped unscathed, I don’t know! It was safety glass but that glass was HOT (close to 500 degrees I would guess).
I have been warned about exploding oven lights but have never heard of an exploding oven door. I even did an extensive search of the Web trying to find someone with a similar story but no luck! I don’t know how long it will take to have the oven replaced, but it’s been so hot that it’s probably better that I don’t bake anything anyway.
So much for the lovely sourdough that I had been working on since last night!