they usually get away with our food, but sometimes its hot out of the oven, and they jump off the stovetop even quicker than they jumped onto it. x3 I also recall seeing them sputter a bit after going after spicy foods, hehehe.
True, on the Scoville scale the jalapeno rates less than 10,000, as opposed to the habanero which breaks 100,000. So I guess it comes down to one's tolerance... The Red Habanero you're talking about is over 350,000!
But to the uninitiated that likes poffins and oran berries, I don't think that it will make much difference on the way to the sink! =^^=