There's one thing you probably don't expect your stainless steel serving bowl to do, and that's catch things on fire.
It seems like such a farfetched idea, I know. Like, why would I need to worry about where I'm using my serving dishes?
How does this even happen? I still have so many questions.
Side note: The affordable 11-inch kitchen item retails for $4.99; however, I'd be willing to pay a bit more for a non-flammable option, to be perfectly honest.
According to The Local, Richard said he was munching on his grapes outside on a particularly warm day in Sweden when he started to smell smoke.
That's when he realized the smell — and the flames — were coming from his "Blanda Blank" bowl.
The Local, an English-language Swedish publication, translated his account of the terrifying moment as it appeared on Aftonbladet.
To recap: The stems caught on fire and ignited the rest of the grapes.
Richard shared a video of the same bowl burning a piece of paper to further prove his point.
IKEA allegedly told Aftonbladet they would "investigate what happened."
They followed up with The Local in an email, reportedly saying:
Even with IKEA's reassurance that a fire is unlikely, I don't think I'd risk taking the "Blanda Blank" for a spin outdoors.