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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 06-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #31
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I do neither... not more often than the other anyway.
Maybe once every year or two I'll either cut or burn myself while cooking.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #32
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Seriously pacanis? I do something fairly major every couple of months. My hands are no longer pretty!
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #33
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Burns have been the most common, cuts are rare and not as traumatic. I've removed skin with a couple of the burns and one ran all the way up my wist to my elbow. Ovens and deep fat fryers are my nemeses. Most of my cuts I don't even notice unless I'm working with lemons.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #34
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I burn myself annually - at Thanksgiving. It's become a tradition it seems. It's always on the metal handles of the turkey roaster. No matter how hard I try they always get me good on one hand, wrist or arm. I've decided that it is an insurance that the turkey will be delicious !

Cuts are a bit more common although not frequent. I usually don't notice them until much later when something salty or acidic gets into it .. then it's full on whiney baby cryer I need a bandaid LOL
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #35
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I rarely get burned, but manage to cut myself regularily. As others have said, I rarely notice unless working with acid or salt. Have stabbed myself reaching into the dishwasher silverware compartment, and keep me away from peelers, shredders and microplanes. I have a Kevlar glove to use with the mandolin, prior to the glove I have misplaced a few layers of skin.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #36
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Seriously pacanis? I do something fairly major every couple of months. My hands are no longer pretty!
Yes, seriously. I guess I'm lucky that way.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #37
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I burn myself way more often. But when I do cut myself, it's always amazingly horrific.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:19 AM   #38
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I've removed skin with a couple of the burns and one ran all the way up my wist to my elbow. Ovens and deep fat fryers are my nemeses.
i worked at a burger king when i was in high school and saw a bully toss a coworkers wallet into the deep fryer. without thinking, the kid reached down into the 375 degree oil to retrieve it.

when he pulled his hand out, the skin was literally melting off.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:44 AM   #39
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bt, did you toss that coworker into the oil later? He would have deserved it.

I'm pretty much an equal-opportunity klutz. I've tried to be careful around hot stuff ever since my Mom burned a line across her forehead taking a pan out of an upper gas oven and setting in on top the burners...forgot the rack was out. OOops!

Rarely are my mishaps major, although I did have a stupid burn event. I had been cooking at least a decade when Himself and I got married. We had pork chops for dinner one night and I had made scalloped apples that were staying warm in the oven. Well, the cookware we had advertised "stay cool handle" and I reached into the 350 degree oven and...lifted the pan all the way to the cooktop because I didn't want to waste the apples! Lots of little burns over the years, but I've gotten used to it. Lots of little cuts, too, except for a nasty I got when I used my brand new Zwilling knife the first time. A really sharp knife really DOES leave a clean, quick-healing cut!

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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.....
My MIL had the best trick for a burn (worked like a charm in the accident above): alternate ice baths and salt applications on the burn. First ice (mostly to get the hand wet) until you feel like you're getting frostbite. Then liberally coat the burned spot with table salt to draw out the heat and leave it on either till the spot dries or the burn heat starts to bother you. Then back in the ice water bath till freezing, back to the salt coat, and on and on until the burn doesn't feel really warm. I slept fine the night I had grabbed that handle, woke in the morning to no blister or red mark. I've done that treatment for any other burn since and have no scars. Don't know how you could do it to a belly though Alix.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:51 AM   #40
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that's pretty neat as salt dissolving in water is endothermic. great idea for an unopened burn.

thanks, i'll have to try that.
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