Kitchen nightmares and disasters can occur any time if you are not careful. In one video, a man was trying to make apples flambe for his wife and poured hot brandy in a hot pan, which set his stove ablaze. Nutley, New Jersey Fire Captain David Hamilton says you should never transfer flaming alcohol from one pan to another. “When you go to pour that, the flame is still gonna want to come up,” he told Inside Edition. YouTube is loaded with frightening videos of cooking catastrophes.