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!
Originally Posted by buckytom
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.