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Old 10-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Jeekinz View Post
I never understood the whole concept of a tomato knife.
The serrated blade helps cut through the skin. The forked tip is for picking up slices.

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Old 10-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #32
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Funny... the above works great for Tomatoes AND pinkie finger tips!


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Old 10-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #33
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I am more of a getting burned girl than getting cut, but being the accident prone person I am (which could mean careless) I have had both happen more than once. I didn't blame the knife or the oven though.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:50 PM   #34
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I use my tomato knife all the time - to slice bagels and english muffins. It's really just a mini bread knife. Of course, it doesn't have the forked tongue at the end of it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:58 PM   #35
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First few days at college i cut myself to pieces lol

Im ok now though - i just wernt used to using sharp knives

I was stabbed at work yesterday, but that dont count i guess?
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:16 AM   #36
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I've never given myself anything more than a surface cut (never drawn blood), but I attribute a lot of that to being a boy scout (not by choice) and learning knife skills very early on. I never burn myself either, except an occasional grease spatter. I'm amazingly gifted at giving myself a face full of steam though.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:47 AM   #37
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I have never had a serious cut, but do seem to burn myself often enough. My bad habit is to reach into the over to stir something instead of pull the rack out so that I can easily get to whatever it is. Not very smart, and I have the scars to prove it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:14 AM   #38
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I am both a burn and cut victim.

In 2005 I chopped off a chunk of my index finger and nail. I needed 7 stitches to get it back on. Now it doesn't have much feeling in it..almost as if I dipped it wax.

A few weeks ago I managed to get the other side of that same finger..but just nicked the nail that time.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:50 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by AllenOK View Post

I only cut/burn myself when I get tired or careless.

It's also really easy to burn yourself when there's four people on the line, and you're rockin'-and-rollin' trying to get tickets out. If your situational awareness isn't that good, you might not realize that the pan of scallops/salmon on the counter just came out of the 500 degree oven, and even the handle is scorching hot. Not to mention that once the pan is moved, the stainless steel counter-top is also hot. Any time you see a double plate (one top of the other), ALWAYS assume the top plate is HOT!
And dont you love it when a coworker tosses a hot pan in the spot that's only meant to have clean cold pans?

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I've gotten to the point that a 9" pair of tongs is like a third hand. I can grab all sorts of things with it.
With tongs in the right hand and a clean dry towel in the left, one can accomplish anything!
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:17 PM   #40
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I'm in the burn unit all the time!!! Not so much prone to cutting myself than gettin burned, be it by grease, by hot pan, oven, you name it. I was even dumb enough to pick up a fork out of a hot pan and licked it..... oooooohhhh yea.... I could hear the sizzle!!!! Needless to say, ice cubes became my friend that night!

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