You Can't Be Too Careful

For the superstitious among us, today—Friday the Thirteenth—is fraught with potential perils. As it's also Flashback Friday, I thought this fate-tempting range from 1957 would prove instructive. It has not one, but two, opportunities for interesting little grease fires to ignite. The vertical broiler, complete with too-small drip tray, poses a compact hazard. Up top, the built-in deep fryer holds an impressive six quarts of boiling oil; imagine the delightfully dangerous process of emptying that vat.