Just Jot It January — Danger!

I got caught up in John Holton’s excellent post on the Warning prompt last week, told him my washer and dryer warn me about cooking oils. He said he’d like to see a picture, so I took one.


I didn’t make a special trip when it was all empty and whatnot — that takes a miracle.

Anyway, my laundry machines warn me about cooking oils, which I find mildly funny. Not like HAHAHA DRYER FIRE funny, but I get plenty of cooking oil on my aprons and I don’t stand outside with a washboard and a bar of Fels-Naptha like it’s 1917. I think about how The Mister usta come home from the motorpool with his fatigues all oily and greasy and I washed them in warm water before I washed them a second time with soap and baking soda, and I did, in fact, put them in the dryer for a short spell before hanging them.

It’s a warning I don’t heed.

How bout you?

Just Jot it January ‘danger’ is brought to you by LindaGHill


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49 Responses to Just Jot It January — Danger!

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Ha – I’d file that alongside all the labels that say “Hand Wash in Cool Water” – yeah, like that’s ever gonna happen if I’m doing laundry. My wife is religious about keeping the dryer from bursting into flame, but I get enough oil on me that I know she’s breaking this rule.

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  2. Josh Wrenn says:

    I mean, I wouldn’t wash an oil change rag, but all the clothes I would get greasy from working on the GTO I had would go right in the wash on Heavy Duty before getting dried completely in the drier. No fires ever, but maybe that’s because we changed the lint filter which is what causes the most.

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  3. Benson says:

    Wow I am so glad a saw this. I was going to wash some pot holders now I must re-think that. Wouldn’t want our Maytag to blow up.

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  4. Ha! II like to live dangerously too Joey and chuck almost everything into the drier!

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  5. I didn’t realize I was living on the edge, Joey. Thanks for the alert…which I’ll ignore. Dan’s also right about the “Hand wash in cold water”-type warnings, although I must admit that the front loader we had in our house in Cleveland was a gem for washing things that required careful handling and even things usually dry cleaned. I try to tell family when buying Christmas gifts of clothes to please get things that can be washed. Even the discount dry cleaning of $3 or under per item add up!


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  6. We almost had the dryer burst into flames last year, but it wasn’t from cooking oils! I had never read the warning label on my dryer until reading this post. And yep, mine says the same thing! I doubt it’ll change my washing/drying habits though 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Mercy. Glad you were able to avoid the fire!
      Is yours also in an awkward place? I find it interesting that the French and Spanish versions are on the door, while the English version is basically hidden.

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      • Actually the drum starting making loud noises. When the service man came, he discovered it had smoldered inside and couldn’t guarantee it wouldn’t start on fire. Apparently the lint backed all the way up in the ductwork. I doubt it had ever been cleaned out and had not been discovered when I had a home inspection (things that make you go hmmm…). I promptly bought a new one.
        All three languages are below the dryer opening so I had to get down there to actually read it! 😉

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        • joey says:

          Bummer. Good call on the new dryer. When we lived in the south with the dryer downstairs but the chute across the top, they had to come blow it out now and again. Looked like snow in my back yard!
          At this house, I can pull the chute out, rinse it, and put it back, it’s so short.

          When the put the warnings in odd places like that, it sure makes you wonder!

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  7. Cooking oils ? Who doesn’t have some of that on a regular basis ? Yikes. I have been living in the danger zone for decades.

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  8. eschudel says:

    Now I want to go check our dryer to see if it has the same warning. Not that it will change anything…

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  9. orbthefirst says:

    Some dryer lint, & some wax makes for a nice charcoal grill/campfire fire starter. Nice and flammable. 🙂

    No dryer fires tho. dryer fires bad. Not good. 😛

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    Living like a wild woman, you are. Throwing caution to the wind…

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  11. Maybe my dryer should of blown up a looooong time ago?

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  12. John Holton says:

    I like “Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.” Guess if you die, you won’t have a fire, and vice versa. Thanks for the pingback!

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  13. Anxious Mom says:

    Time to start having anxiety over the dryer 😉

    My stepmom used to be the front runner for Most Likely To Burn The House Down Because Of Improper Dryer Technique. She *would not* empty the lint filter and would always put two or three times the clothes in it (and wonder why they were wet). It wasn’t that she thought the lint was icky, but she truly believed it was an old wives’ tell or something that the damn thing needed to be emptied.

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  14. pluviolover says:

    #1 son worked as roughneck in oil fields for a summer. If I told you how covered he was, you’d say I exaggerate. He said, “Dad, the other guys say to not wash my cloths at home. Go to the laundry mat and they have special machines just for oil field work cloths.” I did not heed that advice. My bad. I used up all my cuss words, all our degreaser, many rags, and all my energy trying to get the damn Texas crude out of both washer and dryer. Wife let me live. If you use a laundry anywhere near oil fields be sure not to use the machines the workers do. Or you will take home enough crude oil to make a full change in you car’s motor (ok, that is an exaggeration). Worst part? His cloths were just as bad as if I never washed them at all. A memory that still brings an F-bomb.

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  15. Bee Halton says:

    We don’t have a dryer 😉 and the clothes horse ( do you call it that?) is quite happy to dry all sorts of oil 🙂

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  16. Joanne Sisco says:

    Of course I had to run downstairs and check my own dryer. Yup – there it was … a bright yellow sticker in English and bright orange one in French … and I’ve never paid it any attention until now.
    … and the closest I’ve ever come to a fire was with my washing machine last spring when I was greeted by a great cloud of smoke when I opened the door. It decided to have a diva moment and died in an overly dramatic fashion … nothing to do with oil or grease.

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    • joey says:

      Whoa! I’ve had a few appliances die in a fire. I think it’s a thing that happens to some of us. One of those things where other people think we’re crazy, or suffering terrible user failure, but I think it’s a thing.
      No Spanish on your stickers, huh? 😛


  17. Bradley says:

    I’m shocked at this news that I will do nothing about. I am not about to find all my clothes that have oil on them and beat them on a rock over a stream.

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  18. loisajay says:

    You’ve given me the urge to rip the ‘Do No Remove’ tags off my pillows and, yup, throw them in the washer and dryer! 😀

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  19. I think the human race is about to become extinct. The dryer knows best, the cars don’t need a driver, you don’t need to be able to spell, and a droid can bang around the floor vacuuming. We’re obsolete, well, at least I am. 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Good points. Those driverless cars frighten me.
      The other night, my son said to me, “Eventually no one will need a driver’s license because the car will do it.” AND I BOUT DIED.

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  20. larva225 says:

    Well dammit. I guess I can’t deep fat fry my Thanksgiving turkey in my Maytag this year.

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  21. jetgirlcos says:

    Hmmm…I wonder if mine says that. Given the amount of cooking oil mishaps I have, this falls squarely into the “as if” category. Guess I’m just going to have to live on the edge. Like Maverick, “I am dangerous.” 🙂

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