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Old 12-29-2004, 11:07 PM   #11
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gratred knuckles, here, too, lol... ouch!

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Old 12-29-2004, 11:37 PM   #12
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I cut my fingertip off, twice, while on the job. First time was on a commercial Hobart meat slicer, took a peice off about the size of a dime! :x I had to go to the ER, when I couldn't stop the bleeding (I waited 6 hours, though! I'm not fond of hospitals ). They had to use those big nitrate match stick thingies to get it to stop.

The next time was with a regular, albeit very sharp, carving knive. I was scrapping roast beef, had like 50 lbs to do, just let my mind wander for a moment. I cut thru the beef, then thru my fingernail, thru the finger & into the cutting board! Yikes! A little 'finger medallion', complete with sliver of fingernail, also about the size of a dime. No doctor this time, it quit on its own, but even after 10 years I have a funny looking scare and my finger tip isn't shaped like it was.

Another good one was on a can. Man, tin can lids leave ragged cuts. I'd have just let it go but it bled for hours. When my (now ex-) wife got home and saw the blood she freaked out, musta thought it was a drive by shooting! That one actually needed a few stitches (and ironically I did that at home).

Innumerable burns of various degrees. I don't count those, though! 8)

BTW, Lesson learned: when the guys on the Food Network curl their fingers under when cutting, it's not just cause it looks cool!

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Old 12-30-2004, 07:40 AM   #13
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I once raised a very hot saute pan to smell what I was cooking and my nose got in the way of the pan's lip. I had a dark brown crescent mark on the tip of my nose for days. But what was worse was the reaction of curious people when I had to explain to them. :oops:
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:05 AM   #14
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Cuts, burns, I've had both, and a lot! Luckily nothing major, though.
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:46 AM   #15
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Actually the burns I suffer the most are inside my mouth. I tend to eat my food way too hot. My husband asked me the other day, "How do you keep from burning your mouth?" I said, "I don't." I know I need to start letting my food and hot drinks cool down a little, but some habits are hard to break.

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Old 12-30-2004, 11:51 AM   #16
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Barbara, I know what you mean! There's nothing worse than taking the first bite of really hot soup(or something), burning your mouth in the process, & not being able to really taste the rest of your meal. I do that all the time! :oops:
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:59 AM   #17
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I have burn scars on my belly form boiling water. Cut myself a few times.
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:16 PM   #18
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My husband gets cooking wounds all the time. You name it, he's probably done it.

A few weeks ago, while chopping BBQ, he hit his finger, near the base of his nail. Knife cut his finger nail and all, but never cut through the glove. We're stil trying to figure that one out.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #19
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It is much better now, but as many of you know I sliced my finger with the food processor blade earlier this month. The stitches are out and it still hurts a little when I bend my finger.

Other than that I too suffer from the usual grated knuckles, small cuts, burns, etc.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:58 PM   #20
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Catering in private-school kitchen for a near by gallery - DUCK = grease! we had a "small fire". Dinner went on - who knows how??? I get together with that crew from time to time - it was the 80's...we were young and fearless!

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