How many times does this happen to you? A disaster turns out to be really good in disguise, although some are heavily disguised. For example, this morning DH cut up a pomegranate. I bemoaned the magenta spray of juice from cabinet to countertop and every item in between, from sink to stove. An impressive breadth of splatter. As I'm cleaning the electric kettle, now white tie-dye, I see that around the electrical connection where the kettle connects to the base, has melted a nice bit of arcing from receptical to an inch over on the base. Huh! No telling how long that's been there? Why didn't the GFIC kick in? Anyway, this is a good thing then.