That’s right, how to get a knife out of a space heater. Add this to the list of things I never thought I’d have to do until I became a parent.
Me: “Leah, where did the plastic knife go?”
Leah: “I don’t know Mommy, it’s gone!”
Great. Right into the vent holes of the space heater we keep in Kate’s nursery. Geez! How do you even discipline for that?
Me: “We don’t put things in there! Promise me you’ll never drop another knife into the space heater again!”
Leah: “Okay Mommy! I promise!”
I unplugged the heater and waited until nap time to take it apart. Luckily, our Pelonis space heater has lots of screws on the bottom, so I just removed two of them:
The front seemed to be attached at the other end by something I couldn’t take apart, so it only pulled open a little bit:
Sure enough, there was the plastic knife:
Coincidentally I thought I might have to use a knife to take it out, but I decided to go with kitchen tongs instead:
I didn’t have much space to work with:
At this point I dropped the plastic knife back into the heater while taking a photo and had to dig it out a second time. Darn blog!
I screwed the heater back together:
And the knife was successfully extracted from the Pelonis space heater.
I plugged it back in right away and it started making popping noises. My husband said I was supposed to wait awhile for the oil inside of it to settle, since I had it on its side. I didn’t know there was oil in there, but okay, lesson learned.
I waited a couple hours and plugged it back in and it didn’t light anything on fire. So I’m going to consider that a job well done.