Jamie Oliver’s advice is causing toaster fires around the globe.
We would trust Jamie Oliver with pretty much anything in our kitchens — and possibly our first-born child — but it seems that sometimes he can put a foot wrong.
Some time ago, the master foodie Jamie Oliver contributed an article to the Guardian, sharing his secrets for the perfect toast. His advice included how best to apply your butter, and how to cut your bread to suit your mood. (Mmmmkay).
Among Oliver’s handy hints was this little gem:
“In the past, I have turned the toaster on its side, put cheese on bread and slid it in so it toasts on one side and melts on the other. It’s a bit of a jiggle but it works.”
Genius right? Nothing worse than a soggy bottom.
Not only does Oliver’s tip not work, it’s actually pretty dangerous. New York Magazine reports the Guardian were forced to quickly add a disclaimer after discovering the London Fire Brigade had previously been called to put out a toastie fire.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) November 23, 2015