The crew from Bracknell station spent an hour at the property after a teenage boy had forgotten to take his meal out of the microwave.
But fortunately the overcooked food had just caused a lot of smoke rather than a full-blown fire, and nothing was damaged bar the appliance itself.
Firefighter Hank Marten said it was a typical school holidays call, but that the teenager did the right thing in dialling 999.
He said: "He called the emergency services and got out of the house - which was the right thing to do. His smoke detectors went off as well.
"It was just a shame we had to put the door in with a sledgehammer!"