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Old 08-14-2014, 11:47 PM   #31
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That's great that it doesn't hurt anymore.

Burns are nasty things and I'm glad to hear you're doing well.

Finger injuries really teach you how much you rely on your digits.

I just split my nail across the finger about halfway down. (Not cooking related) but it's almost made me one handed.
How in the world??? Ouch, Zagut!
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:02 AM   #32
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:59 AM   #33
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What's challenging is heating up frying oil in the first place.

Cast Iron?

I may go to a cheapo electric if I only not to have to constantly turn up and down the range top controls while frying.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:43 AM   #34
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How in the world??? Ouch, Zagut!
My finger was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Sudden movement of heavy Ipe and "Ouch!" Then "#$%^&*&^%$$%!!!" plus a few choice words I made up. ..........Go stop the bleeding all over the work. Wrap it up and get back to it.

Been soaking it in peroxide and I think I might even be able to keep the nail.




Caslon, Cast Iron is great material for retaining a constant heat level. But you've got to get it up to temp for awhile for it to stabilize.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:26 AM   #35
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My finger was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Sudden movement of heavy Ipe and "Ouch!" Then "#$%^&*&^%$$%!!!" plus a few choice words I made up. ..........Go stop the bleeding all over the work. Wrap it up and get back to it.

Been soaking it in peroxide and I think I might even be able to keep the nail.


Caslon, Cast Iron is great material for retaining a constant heat level. But you've got to get it up to temp for awhile for it to stabilize.
You silly person. Losing a whole nail can be painful also. You have to keep the bed covered and pray real hard that you don't bump it. You will make up a whole new dance if you do. A couple of years ago I had a very bad flare up of the psoriasis and it happened under three of my fingernails. The fingernails fell off and left me with the bed exposed. PAIN you didn't know could existed when you bump it. Then when the nail started to grow back, it did so in layers. So today I keep them cut down to the quick so they can't get caught on anything and ripped off. I used to have nice long nails. The kind you see in commercials for nail polish.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #36
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My finger was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Sudden movement of heavy Ipe and "Ouch!" Then "#$%^&*&^%$$%!!!" plus a few choice words I made up. ..........Go stop the bleeding all over the work. Wrap it up and get back to it.

Been soaking it in peroxide and I think I might even be able to keep the nail.




Caslon, Cast Iron is great material for retaining a constant heat level. But you've got to get it up to temp for awhile for it to stabilize.
I've split a finger nail from tip to quick, the pain was horrendous. Lost a toenail when I dropped a rolling pin and it hit my toe handle first. I am now missing that toenail permanently as it refused to grow back correctly and had it surgically removed.

Odd how such a small thing as a finger or toenail can be so painful when messed with.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:15 PM   #37
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I've split a finger nail from tip to quick, the pain was horrendous. Lost a toenail when I dropped a rolling pin and it hit my toe handle first. I am now missing that toenail permanently as it refused to grow back correctly and had it surgically removed.

Odd how such a small thing as a finger or toenail can be so painful when messed with.
Lost one fingernail twice as a teenager. the first time was when getting home from the movies with a friend. When I shut the car door, I got the tip of that finger caught in the door. It ripped the nail off. At the time, it hurt, but nothing I couldn't handle. It bled profusely. My buddy's mom wrapped it in a bandaid, and I was good to go. However, lying in bed, the finger swelled, smelled horrible, and throbbed until it brought silent tears. Teenage boys don't cry, you know. It took a good week to heal, and then the naill grew back perfectly. I do have a scar on that finger thought.

The 2nd time, on the same finger, I was helping a cousin cut wood with a chainsaw. He was operating the saw. I was applying pressure to the end of the log to keep the chain from binding. When he got all the way through, my end dropped, pinching the end of that same finger between the log end I was pushing on, and another log end right next to it. Yep, lost the fingernail again. Yep, blood, swelling, throbbing pain with ever heartbeat. Again, the nail came back perfectly.

I don't recommend losing a fingernail do to crushing the end of a finger. It hurts like crazy. Learn from my mistakes and don't repeat them. You'll make enough other ones of your own. Like P.S.G.'s burned finger .

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What's challenging is heating up frying oil in the first place.

Cast Iron?

I may go to a cheapo electric if I only not to have to constantly turn up and down the range top controls while frying.
We use a Fry Daddy for everyday small amounts of food, but use a deep AL fry pan for frying chicken and larger items.
I start the heat on high, then lower to just above medium and never have to readjust the heat again.
I have electric burners.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:58 PM   #39
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What's challenging is heating up frying oil in the first place.

Cast Iron?

I may go to a cheapo electric if I only not to have to constantly turn up and down the range top controls while frying.
If you have enough oil, you only need to wait a couple of minutes for the oil to get back up to temperature after adding food. Just don't add too much at once and you shouldn't have to adjust the burners. I don't fry much, but when I do, I use a stainless steel Dutch oven and have a gas stove.
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A lot of folks have a problem adjusting to using electric after having gas for so many years. Eventually they learn, if the burner is too hot, remove the pan from the heat until the burner cools down some. I have had both. I prefer gas, but one doesn't always get what one wants. You have to take what you are given. One of the tricks I have learned is I turn the burner on before I even get the pan out. That way it is heating up to the temp I want. Saves me a lot of waiting time. While I am filling up the pot with water for pasta, the burner is heating up.
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