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Old 02-19-2006, 03:01 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by sydfan
No big deal. It all gets washed in the heat. I suppose if the person was picking at their butt, I'd want them to wash their hands, but if it's just everyday stuff, no biggy.
And if it's a raw item such as tartare, then what?

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:05 PM   #32
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The wedding band stays on and is washed thoroughly with the hands. It's just a smooth band with no nooks and crannies for cooties to hide. Other rings come off.


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Old 02-19-2006, 07:10 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by ironchef
And if it's a raw item such as tartare, then what?
I don't eat raw meats. As long as they're not picking in their butts, I'm ok with bare hands on my food.


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Old 02-19-2006, 07:17 PM   #34
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:14 PM   #35
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When I cook I take all jewelry off: watch, rings, etc. Like ironchef I try to minimalize the amount my bare hands touch food. First because I hate the feel of stuff like meatloaf and second because of the health reasons. When cooking for myself I will test with my fingers, but when cooking for others I use spoons. Washing my hands constantly and drying them on paper towels is a habit that my mom taught me. She is a prep cook at a golf course and still is reminding me to this day of how important it is to have sanitary cooking habits.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:10 PM   #36
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I prefer to use my bare hands especially when baking because I like to feel the texture of the dough, batter, pastry, etc. I think baking is a lot more tactile than cooking and you need to constantly feel what you're working with in order to get everything right. I don't use latex gloves but I keep my hands very clean. The only time I'll use the gloves is if I'm seperating a lot of eggs, or if I'm making something like pulled sugar or sugar ribbons.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #37
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Cristal, I too like to use bare hands, but without my rings on. I'm amazed at the many answers to the thread I started....LOL.....but it's good!
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:03 PM   #38
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I will take my ring off too. Not because I'm afraid of anything getting in the food, I keep my hands very clean when cooking, but, I don't want anything getting on my pretty ring DH got me last year for our 20th anniversary
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:08 AM   #39
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no wedding ring/band to take off. but i have my mother's ring on my right hand and i leave it on. i was my hands constantly so it's never bothered me and nobody else has ever mentioned anything about it.

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