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Old 11-08-2006, 09:33 AM   #21
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One day I was happily spooning my cool strawberry jam into a jar. The moment the jar filled and I was about to cap it, its bottom fell off hitting the floor and smashing it into pieces to my great disappointment. That has taught me to check all my sterilized jars before transferring jams.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:41 AM   #22
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Jeez! you were Lucky it was Cool!!!!
any idea what damage hot jam can do to you, it`s as bad as molten plastic :(
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:05 AM   #23
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Started cleaning the slicer before the blade had finished slowing down and stopped.

I cut myself.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:56 AM   #24
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goboenomo, for some reason I have sympathetic ankles. Someone tells me a story involving serious pain, my ankles ache. Your slicer story got my ankles twinging all right.

Anyway, the once burned, twice shy saying isn't true in my case. More than once I've put a pan on the hob to boil, gone away and forgotten all about it till the flat fills up with smoke. Nice pans they were, too. One had to go in the bin and the other has never been quite the same since, despite weeks of soaking and gradual chipping away at the coal face.

I've got my sense of smell back since an operation a few weeks back so with any luck next time I'll notice before it's too late!
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:17 PM   #25
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I have had all the fun in the world of cleaning/boiling out th fryers, in my green years, then dumping gallons of grease back into them WITHOUT closing the vaule. Big Fun!
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #26
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One time I was sanitizing nipples for my son's bottles. I went and sat on the couch for a minute. Well I dozed off. Needless to say I woke to a burnt rubber smell, nipples melted inside the pot cause all the water boiled away. Never did that again lol.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:30 PM   #27
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The first time I cooked a turkey, I cooked it with the little paper bag of giblits in it. It didn't really hurt anything, but my ex got a large charge out of it.

One Thanksgiving, I cooked fresh broccoli from my garden without soaking it in salt-water first. When the water came to a boil, MANY little green worms came floating to the surface of the water. My guests were in the kitchen, chatting, so they all got to see my faux paus first hand.

After brewing a kettle of tea, I laid my hand on the burner to see if it had cooled off enough to set a plastic bowl on. It hadn't. I had burner marks on my hand. Thank heavens for aloe and ice.

I was making homemade pizza for friends, and discovered that my yeast was out-dated...so I doubled the amount. The pizza got a good 6" tall. No matter how we poked and prodded, it kept rising. It could have been a scene from an I Love Lucy episode.The ironic thing is that I never can get bread to rise properly. Go figure.




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Old 11-08-2006, 12:52 PM   #28
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I have a problem at work where I think I can lean against our convection oven... it's this massive steel box with super-thick walls, so it never looks like it will be hot, but it always is. When I first started, I think I did it at least once everyday for about 3 weeks.


I also cut myself on the mandolins at work all the time... though thats not really my fault, our handguards dont work for ****.


I accidentally grab hot pans with what feels like a dry towel, but is actually slightly moist, resulting in frequent burns.

Just your normal "not-thinking" moments you have that your pay for later when in the kitchen.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:04 PM   #29
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Here's another. I made a stupid mistake by listening to my boss who knows nothing about the kitchen when she told me to cut lettuce faster when I was already going fast enough.

I did that and cut the top of my thumb. The piece of the thumb was just barely holding on. I had to hold it in place, clean it out, and cover it up all at once. Then I had to get back to work, cutting the rest of the lettuce.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:26 PM   #30
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Good grief, goboenomo. Don't have any more accidents like these. I'll be getting sympathetic knees next!
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