I used to grind my teeth when my mother recited what I considered banal quotations.
"You'd better look before you leap," she'd warn. I could have used her advice this morning when I was about to set a reusable shopping bag on the stove. Those smooth surfaced stoves are a great work surface when they are cool.
Mom was right. Again!
The bag bottom melted onto the surface and a plastic container of spinach was deformed by the heat.
The good news is: smooth surfaced stove-tops can be cleaned of melted-on plastic with just a razor blade and made good as new. Only the bag was a total loss.