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View Poll Results: Which do you find happens to you more in the kitchen?
I cut myself 5 15.15%
I burn myself 23 69.70%
I do both about the same amount. 5 15.15%
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:13 AM   #11
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I suppose mine would be burn and usually those that I don't even know I've got till they show up pink. I usually use a long oven mitt when taking things out of the oven. I do burn my fingers a little - touching lids and hot pots without proper precaution. It would be interesting to know how many little scars are the result of a kitchen burn that went unnoticed at the time.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:18 AM   #12
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Burner here.
I have 2 new scars from our candy day from the fudge popping up. It actually melted my skin. OUCH, 230 degrees is kinda hot.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #13
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Another burner here. I have worked at the shelter twice now & have 2 lovely burns on my right hand from that huge stinkin' hot gas oven. One is more than a month old & still very evident. The 2nd one is only a week old.
I am about to head to the shelter/soup kitchen right now to do lunch for them, where I will most likely collect my 3rd battle scar.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:15 AM   #14
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I wouldn't say that either of them happen to me very often. I've only ever burnt myself once while cooking that was bad enough to require first-aid (lol, I'll never forget because it was only a couple of days before my wedding, luckily it was not on my ring finger ).

It's a bit ironic that you mention this now though, as I've given myself too cuts in the past about two months! (one was really dumb on my part though! I forgot that I'd put the blade from the food processor into the sink full of soapy water - I still shake my head over that one!) But all in all I can't say as though I'm more one than the other (lol, and I hope that doesn't change any time soon).
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:27 AM   #15
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never, EVER, put ointment, or anything greasy on burns. cold water is about the only thing you should put on a burn, to arrest the temperature ofthe burning skin. and unless you know what you're doing, don't cover or dress a burn, unless it's bleeding.
people used to put butter on burns!!!! they might as well have put an eggwash on it.
nothing like helping the skin to get that sweet buttery taste, and golden crust.

having said that, i am a cutter/slicer/dicer. i'm careful around hot stuff, but am often rushed when preparing my birds food, or our dinner. fortunately, i haven't cut myself requiring stitches since i was a kid.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:42 AM   #16
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Well, since I work in the biz, I'm exposed to hot and sharp stuff for hours every day. I seem to be about equal, cuts and burns. Luckily I haven't done anything serious in years.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:56 AM   #17
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The worst cut I've ever had was when I was pregnant with my first child. I was washing some dishes in the sink and a milk glass mixing bowl broke - without my knowledge - so I started to wash and those ultra sharp edges did a job on my finger. Dh was working so I took off to the lady next door and just as I got inside her house I fainted. She called our neighbor who was an EMT. He came and revived me and medicated and bandaged my finger and made me sit a while til I was ok. I threw away the rest of the bowls. I get weak when I see blood so I've really taken precautions since.
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:04 AM   #18
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glad you had an emt for a neighbor, licia. you could have fainted and hurt the baby, besides how much blood you could have lost.

ya know, i don't understand that, why people get weak when they see blood. i guess i've seen enough of my own, and others', that it doesn't bother me. i even got to watch the c section when my son was born. the nurse tried to stop me, not wanting to have to catch me when i passed out, but when the doc saw that i was interested, he started pointing out the different parts of her guts, layers of skin, fat, and musculuture. it was the coolest thing i'ver ever seen.
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:06 AM   #19
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I did watch my grandson being born - but the doctor had a chair for me to sit in and kept asking "Grandma, are you ok?" I didn't think that was very funny!
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:50 PM   #20
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OK, I guess I am one of those nonpartisan people. I do both. I have to say though, it seems to go in phases for me. For a while I will be a total klutz and cut myself a bunch. (Lost two fingertips one month) And then the next round will be a burn round. The stupidest one I ever did is on my belly. I was cooking in a big commercial kitchen making cookies and I had to haul one of those big a-- cookie sheets out of the oven and try to balance everything else and shut the oven, blah blah...you know what that is like. So what do I do? I try to free up a hand by bracing the cookie sheet on my belly. MAJOR OWIE! What a dorky thing to do.
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