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Mystery Photo 
Sep. 7, 2011 9:46 am 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2011 7:12 am

     Can you guess the item in this picture?  It's a very common item found in most every kitchen.  I'm sure you have at least one in your kitchen.  And no, it's not ice!
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Sep. 7, 2011 9:48 am
I think I know what it is, are you OK?
Sep. 7, 2011 9:55 am
Broken glass? Window? Table?
Sep. 7, 2011 9:56 am
I love mystery it packing stuff?
Sep. 7, 2011 9:56 am
Is it a shattered Pyrex dish? Those things can be SCARY! I never bake in mine after reading horror stories about them exploding.
Sep. 7, 2011 9:57 am
Or maybe one of your refrigerator shelves shattered? Like RG said, are you okay?
Sep. 7, 2011 9:57 am
It sure is PRETTY! Are you sure I have one in my kitchen?????
Sep. 7, 2011 10:01 am
Yup, I bet it's a refrigerator shelf, Keri. (I used the hint from the buzz)...
Sep. 7, 2011 10:02 am
It looks like shredded plastic bottle?
Sep. 7, 2011 10:05 am
Keri get the prize! I was washing a shelf from the fridge and P-O-W it was in tiny pieces in the sink!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:07 am
wow, get out the duct tape or some crazy glue and sit down for a long project puzzle LOL
Sep. 7, 2011 10:15 am
LOL is right! DH is on his way to either get (or order) a replacement shelf. Probably will have to be ordered...I thought when it first broke, only the edge was broken, then I realized the entire shelf was like ice chips in the bottom of the sink. Take care when washing yours!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:17 am
Thank goodness you're okay! That could have been a major disaster. I bet it got your heart thumping when it shattered!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:17 am
OH MY! RG, that is just cruel! Call the USED appliance place and see if they have a shelf that will fit.They generally have all kinds of bits an pieces....Soooo HOT WATER and Cold frig shelf...NO GO! OOpsy!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:19 am
Yikes, that would have scared me too!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:23 am
I thought the cold/hot might have played a part, but the shelf had beenout of the fridge for probably 15 minutes and the water wasn't too hot. I think it angle in the sink was wrong, had it on a "bind."
Sep. 7, 2011 10:30 am
get hubs to cut a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to serve as a replacement until the replacement arrives
Sep. 7, 2011 10:31 am
Good idea, rng. BTW,this glass looks exactly like the ice in an Alaskan glacier. Beautiful...
Sep. 7, 2011 10:32 am
Note to self "Do Not Clean Fridge". I can live with that!
Sep. 7, 2011 10:33 am
LOL! I like Dog Fish Head's solution :-)
Sep. 7, 2011 10:51 am
Me, too! Except the bloody meat leaked out!
Sep. 7, 2011 11:12 am
DH's is back from Lowe's and found out we have to order the part. It will cost $30 w/shipping. :-(
Sep. 7, 2011 12:26 pm
Try Amazon,,,, or google the brand of your fridge and replacement parts and see if you get anything. Might be cheaper............ See.... that is what you get for cleaning!! :=D
Sep. 7, 2011 1:36 pm
Pyrex dishes are fine as long as you let them cool after baking. My roommate threw one of mine under the water right after she burt something to it in the oven, it went everywhere and sounded like a bomb went off in my kitchen.
Sep. 7, 2011 1:39 pm
I'm going with Dog Fish! I've had cold pitchers do that but never one of those.
Sep. 7, 2011 2:53 pm
The thing is, the shelf wasn't cold - and the water wasn't very hot. I think I had it in a "bind" in the sink, but man - it really shattered.
Sep. 7, 2011 3:43 pm
I have (HAD) an amethyst crystal on a magnet that slid down the door and hit the glass shelf just right. We replaced it with plexiglass. It won't break.
Sep. 7, 2011 4:20 pm
Smart, LadySparkle. Where were you this morning when I needed your input? Already ordered the new glass shelf. Will know better next time!
Sep. 7, 2011 4:23 pm
As long as your hand wasn't cut up. Maybe the shelf was stressed(fractured and you couldn't tell) and that was just it's day to let loose. Hard to say isn't it?
Sep. 8, 2011 10:52 am
I think it's called tempered glass? I've been told it shatters easiest if hit on edges. Is plexiglass cheaper than a new glass shelf?
Sep. 8, 2011 12:32 pm
kinda thankful for my wire shelves in my old fridge... ;) glad nobody was hurt!
Sep. 8, 2011 2:37 pm
I think plexiglass is cheaper than the $30 replacement shelf, donna. And wire shelves do have their benefits, goodfood.
Sep. 9, 2011 8:36 am
Sep. 9, 2011 2:17 pm
That has so happened to me before!
Cook It Quick 
Sep. 10, 2011 12:33 pm
It looks like broken sugar glass...water, sugar,corn syrup, cream of tartar. :)
Sep. 10, 2011 9:35 pm
anyone ever had a corel plate shatter, the pieces are so mi-nute and very sharp, prob 1000 itsy bitsy pieces ... they do break, trust me, and are very difficult to sweep them up, literally shards !
Sep. 15, 2011 7:01 am
Replacement shelf arrived - guess what? It does't fit!
Sep. 15, 2011 7:07 am
swchef, thanks for sharing your experience! I do this all the time and will stop forevermore!
Sep. 22, 2011 7:12 am
So, we have the new shelf - the right one this time! All is well in the fridge. HINT: never thaw packaged meat directly on the shelf; put it in a ziplock or (empty) cereal bag, or on a tray or dish. Then if bloody blood leaks out, it will be contained, not running all over the fridge.
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