People are always looking for easier ways to get food in their food holes, which is why cooking short cuts are so popular on social media. Suzanne Dale from Manchester, England was excited to try the grilled cheese life-hack she saw on Facebook, which suggests you turn your toaster on its side and place bread and cheese inside. Like this:
BAD IDEA! A few minutes after Suzanne popped the sandwich in the toaster it started smoking. Seconds later flames appeared. At this point Suzanne acted on pure instinct, and threw the entire thing out her window. "Luckily I live in a house and have a garden, but if it was anyone living in a flat or somebody who was less agile who couldn’t get out as quick, they were real flames, it could be dangerous," she told Manchester Evening News.
Thankfully Suzanne had no injuries. She posted the photo of her food fail on Facebook to warn other hungry/lazy people. The post quickly went viral.
She's not alone. Countless people on social media have had similar experiences with this life-hack.
the internet told me i could make grilled cheese w the toaster laying sideways, but the internet is a liar and i broke my toaster. :(— Nhu Ngo (@nhu_ngoo) November 9, 2015
I tried making a grilled cheese in the toaster.... It didn't work pic.twitter.com/QMvVcuJNNX— Bailey Durbin (@baileykdurbin) February 27, 2015
So I attempted the 'life hack' thing of turning the toaster on it's side to make cheese on toast, set it on fire. pic.twitter.com/agpmY2jCiP— O.R (@oli07r) October 28, 2014
Just tried making a makeshift grilled cheese sandwich by putting my toaster on its side. It burst into flames and broke. I'm done with life— Connor Kelln (@Connor_Kelln) October 18, 2015
I had a small fire in my toaster because of a hack buzzfeed said was easier than cooking a grilled cheese pic.twitter.com/bJYxSiGdms— Festive Comic Sans (@lulchan21) August 7, 2015
If Pinterest fails have taught us anything, it's that you can't trust every recipe on the Internet. This one is a dangerous nightmare, unless you want to be roasting marshmallows over your charred possessions for dessert. It's not worth it, just ask the London Fire Department. They tweeted out this warning today:
Maybe stick to cooking grilled cheese the normal way, with an iron.