Thankfully no burnt or exploding eggs for me. I sometimes forget the eggs are boiling away however, as I only ever eat super hard boiled eggs it's not too much of a nuisance. I also place quite a bit of water in the saucepan - so even if I forget for 5 or so minutes there is still a significant amount of water that needs to evaporate.
No. Thank goodness. I would have thought I would smell that burning smell and that would alert me. Our neighbours l eft some water boiling on the stove and my son saw the smoke. He was probably only about 8 or 9. He called triple 0. Neighbours had gone OUT somewhere. My son was a local hero and was in the newspaper firemen had to break in. Big lesson for them is never go far away if there is something on the stove.
This has happened to me ,but it was MANY moons ago when I was in my teens!! My dad always told me I must learn by my mistakes,and I certainly did with this one!!! I found out in my 20's that I have an allergy to eggs,so now this NEVER happens!
Yes. I forget about them and start doing something else .... until an awful smell reaches me at the computer, or a loud BANG goes off. Once iin a while, I will hear the high-pitched squeal of steam releasing just before the BANG. "How to kill a saucepan" is the name of the game.
I have eaten a 2.5 hr egg: Peel, rinse, cut away any burned bits, mash well with S&P, mayo & curry powder. Mostly it's alright. However, the exploding ones go OUTSIDE asap and into the bin.
five eggs boiling away, new baby, husband comes home and reminds me we are going out,rush out the door........
several hours later; return home, parents have entered house and found eggs all over the ceiling, walls and kitchen cupboards and CLEANED IT ALL UP.
leaving eggs on stove - no problem. p.s. the saucepan was dead,parents are heroes.