You shouldn’t bake your steamer deck, even on Thanksgiving

Picture: Mr. Coleman / Reddit

Slow news day? But look, it’s Thanksgiving, and chances are people will be cooking and eating just about anything they can find right now. Please, if we can save just one person from trying to cook a steamer, it will be worth it.

As by dxrtoOne Redditor discovered that putting Valve’s incredible handheld on a hot stove had the unexpected result of causing it to overheat. still with me And being made of plastic is not his favorite thing.

There is something about that image that gloriously tells the whole story. But if more details were needed, MisterColeman wrote on the r/SteamDeck subreddit, “Don’t let your steam deck come in contact with the stove.”

Looking closely, it doesn’t look like the inside was cooked much, with the only real damage – obviously separate from the frame – to those two right rear bumpers. Although who knows which tiny wires may have melted in the process.

Even better, Mr. Coleman unabashedly took to Steam Deck Support to ask if they could help. In an update, he wrote: “Steam Deck support has not been helpful and the repair cost is more than buying a new Steam Deck. I think it’s just a new battery and back panel. Maybe not even a new battery. we will see.”

Come on vent! What do you think, don’t you recognize this as a design flaw? How does this possibly void the warranty? While I’m sure there is Some As for not overheating the unit somewhere, I bet it doesn’t specifically say “do not boil”.

For the avoidance of doubt, here are some more Should not Do with your Steam Deck:

  • You should not steam your Steam Deck, no matter how much it seems to want it.
  • You shouldn’t use your Steam Deck as a deck, even if it seems strongly implied.
  • You should not compare your Steam Deck to Nintendo Switch.

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