(Closed) First cooking battlewound. Anyone have some good stories?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Not first moved, but I cut myself on a regular basis. 

about 8 months ago I completely cut the tip of my finger off. They couldnt reattach it, but luckily it was small enough that it did grow back. It still has a weird sensation there. Not numb exactly, but not normal. It was on a mandoline

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@jo.lee: Did you only start cooking when you moved in with your partner?

I’ve had some corkers. Generally my knife skills are decent so I’ve only had a handful of serious cuts in over 20 years in the kitchens and none very memorable.

Burns on the other hand I’ve had a few scary ones. I was deep frying pakoras and dropped the mixture in too suddenly and splashed my thumb with boiling oil leaving a blister that swelled up so much that I couldn’t touch it for fear that it would burst. I’ve also picked up a griddle without gloves and burned my fingers so badly that I couldn’t use that hand for four days.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh like 2 weeks after I got married my husband was at a basketball game with some friends (my first night alone after being married) and I was using a knife to try and open one of those air sealed packages with meat in them…. bad decision! I cut my thumb so badly I damaged the nerve, I had to have someone come over to wrap it for me because I couldn’t do it by myself and it was bleeding horribly! It bled so badly I ruined a shirt and had to mop the floor it made such a mess!

 

It was pretty traumatizing  and now we joke my husband can’t leave me alone or else I might end up cutting the whole finger off this time!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I tend to slice fingers open pretty regularly… One time I was peeling a potato with a safety potato peeler and slipped. I peeled the entire top of my thumb instead. With a saftey peeler. I am impressive.

My Fiance seems to burn himself on a weekly basis. He has a hard time with temperature and doesn’t realize when things are hot until it’s too late.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a mishap with a meat slicer in a deli before my husband met me…that involved me cutting of the top of my thumb (like lefeymw said above, no reattaching possible, and a very odd, annoying sensation/numbness now that is leftover…and makes me HATE getting manicures!)

The week after I moved in with my husband (while he was still just my SO), I also had a bad run-in with a potato peeler.  He panicked and drove me to the Naval Hospital here (I had no insurance at the time…so they were nice enough to just tell me what to do to fix it myself).  Needless to say, I am not allowed to peel potatoes anymore at our house!

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I recently burned my knuckle pretty bad.

We don’t have a toaster so I was toasting some bread in the oven… had the broiler on since it’s so much faster and when I went to flip the bread over I grazed the top burner….

The burn was bad enough that even in that 1 second.. it never hurt. When it didn’t hurt I went “Oh… that’s not good” lol

It healed pretty good though. lol

Post # 11
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@mrs_pugetsound: I’m not allowed to either! Good thing I’m not a huge fan of potatos!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I cook regurlarly and I’m a chicken so I’m always super careful but I’ve also got more confident and just do some things without thinking now. A few weeks ago I had literall a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and dropped my tilapia in, not thinking twice, and in an instant had hot oil in my eye. So LUCKY it hit the corner and didn’t do any real damage other than redness and itching.  Now I’m back to my scaredy-cat ways staying as far back as I can from hot oil!

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I opened a ring pull can with force about four weeks ago, and ended up at the emergency room getting glued back together. Had a massive clean cut in my pinky finger.

The scar is pretty epic – and I was still getting pain, so went for ultrasounding on it just yesterday. Turns out I cut all the way down to the tendon. Ouch! Luckily the flexor tendon still moves – it just means recovery will take a little longer.

Word of warning: be careful with cans!!!!

Post # 14
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@jaguar: My brother did that… sliced open his hand with a pull can and like a dingbat started shaking his hand violently while screaming (he’s 15) and running around. He got blood ALL over my parents’ kitchen.

Post # 15
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Aure: Seriously! The amount of blood that came out of my pinky finger was ridiculous. Thought I was dying. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

i never had good knifes but months after the wedding i was going thru some wedding cards and found a gift card to BB&B and i went and got this awesome knife! LOL spent 20 with the coupon and i swear i have cut my finger over 15 times with that knife LOL my husband always asks is it worth it? i think you need to stick with your dull knifes hahaha i love the knife but my hands dont!

 

i cut myself today cutting up some chicken, onion and bellpeppers!

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