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Old 02-25-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
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Six Stitches from Food Processor

I was cleaning the blade of my Kitchenaid Food Processor the other night and like I always do (or should I say did), I was holding the blade part by the dull sides of the s to wash the handle part.

Some how I switched my hold and the blade slipped. The next thing I knew I had a 3 cm long almost bone deep gash in my thumb that necessitated a trip to the emergency room, 6 stitches and lots of embarrassing questions from PCTs, Nurses, Doctors and passers by.

If only tahini wasn't so sticky or I would have just stuck the whole thing in the dishwasher, I wouldn't be in this mess.

Chad

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that, Chad.

Next time put some water in the FP and give it a spin to clean the blade, then put it in the DW.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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Oh the things I learn after the fact :( Thanks for the good tip.

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
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I, too, learned the hard way how sharp that blade is. Fortunately, not as bad a cut as yours.

"Stuff" happens.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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I'm really sorry about your thumb, Chad, but it sounds like you are lucky it's still there! I hope it heals quickly. Still, this is a timely thread for me because I just unpacked my new food processor! I've never used a food processor other than a little tiny one I bought 20+ years ago. I still have it but it has never gotten much use because it was too small. Any tips for a new user???
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UGH... I'm cringing!!!! Getting cut by knifes/blades really freaks me out!
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...Any tips for a new user???

Yeah, watch out for the blade.
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Yeah, watch out for the blade.
Now, anything else she should know?
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Yeah, watch out for the blade.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, always the wise-guy. But it's cool because of the cleaning tip you already posted.
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Ouch Chad. Hope your thumb heals soon.
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