Plastic melts in heat?
For those who don’t know, plastic and heat are sworn enemies. If you leave a plastic toy in a car parked under the sun, you’re not going to have a toy anymore. You’ll end up with a dirty dashboard that’s impossible to clean. This same plastic-heat-enemy relationship exists in other places, too, like the kitchen.
We think that this person just left their plastic spatula in the frying pan after turning off the stove. That would be an easy-to-make mistake, but most of us would toss the spatula in the sink after taking out the food. Being lazy doesn’t pay, folks.