mother-in-law is burning a lot of what she
cooks and we are afraid she will catch the
house on fire. She loves to cook. She likes
fried foods a lot. Is there any way to fix
the stove so it can't be set on high? We
talked about unplugging the stove, but then
we are afraid she will stop eating
altogether. I know there are other ways to
cook (microwave, slow cooker, toaster oven),
but they are not the same as frying on the
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Time: 03:13 PM
Suggest cooking or eating together. Perhaps if meal time is a family gathering without fried foods, then she will not missed the fried foods. With summer right around the corner, perhaps suggest a soup, salad and freshly baked bread or rolls. There are countless doughs in the refrigerated section at the grocer's market. The salad could be loaded with meat, cheese, various veggies and everything but the kitchen sink. If that doesn't work perhaps ask her to trade in her frying pan for an ice cream maker or a kitchen gadget of her choice.
All the best ~
Time: 07:20 PM
My first thought is, get her out of the kitchen. The next one is, she should not be living alone.
She could cause great harm to herself and to her surroundings without someone there to over see what she is capable of doing on her own.
Time: 08:57 AM
Did u try an "electric fryer" they are great. A really good one with emergency shut off in case of over flow
Time: 05:20 AM
Of course you want to indulge her love of cooking, but her safety is paramount. Could you hire an aide or teenage neighbor to be with her when she cooks? Limit her cooking to the evening meal when someone can be there to supervise? If she can't be rational or flexible about this, it may indicate that her judgment is becoming impaired and she needs more overall supervision. Good luck.