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post #31 of 42

A couple of weeks ago when I was working pantry and firing za's, I was pulling a pizza out of the oven, when the saute guy out of the corner of his eye noticed the door was open, not noticing though, that my arm was in it, and slams the door. I got a "good sear" on both sides, which came out to an almost ring of bubbly blisters around my arm. Ahh, good times

post #32 of 42

I can't believe I am posting this but, I was sauteeing onions, reached into the pan (off the heat) to taste one and burnt my thumb....on the tip. So now I have this bubbling blister on the tip of my thumb.

post #33 of 42

I got a "good sear" on both sides, which came out to an almost ring of bubbly blisters around my arm. Ahh, good times

 

Nice!!

 

I mean, sorry about your luck man. 

post #34 of 42

Burns and cuts are not accidents. They are carelessness., Be careful  Accidents are caused by things not under your control.Carelessness is caused by ones self.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #35 of 42

I had a burn that was a fluke accident.  I was warming some potatoes in the salamander when the handle that  takes care of how close stuff is to the flame broke off in my hand and fell into the pot of boiling water directly below it and I was splashed with boiling water.  My coat saved me from serious burns but I was left with a scald on my neck that did heal in time.  I spent the rest of that day icing my neck and I am so thankful for my coat as it turned out to be a good piece of ppe! 

 

I did a nasty cut too... it was my fault though.  I was using the old knives (nella comes every Monday with sharp knives) and it was on a Monday that I decided to filet my finger.  I started out making soup with the old knives and then Nella came as I was cutting onions and stupid me didn't make the change in my brain so... the knife slipped on the onion membrane and fileted my finger.  I did not feel well at all and I should have gone home or at least to the hospital for stitches but I insisted I was ok and muddled through the rest of my shift.  Both owners were freaked out... one taped my finger up while the other one was looking like he wanted to barf.  Good times...

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post #36 of 42

Worst burn I ever got was from flipping a half pan of boiling sticky buns out onto another sheetpan, the pan was too small and the hot carmel ran down the insides of both my arms to my elbows, it took the skin with it. I had those scars for years.

 

I have learned from doing pulled sugar not to pop the blister, it will heal much faster. I actually did an experiment with some blisters I got from the sugar. The one I did not mess with healed and stopped hurting the fastest. Even when it does pop leave the skin on it.

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post #37 of 42

So far of all the kitchen injuries I've gone through, my 'Thanksgiving burn' is the most visible...

 

I was working in a corporate kitchen one Thanksgiving, cooking whole birds in our ovens. I went to take a sheet tray out, when I accidentally tilted the tray ever so slightly, and tons of yummy, hot turkey juice pours down on my forearm. Funny thing is I was so concerned about the food, I calmly set the tray down on a table (and didn't drop it), cleaned up all the juice that didn't spill on me, then walked up to the main office where the first aid kit was. I grabbed a sterile gauze, then went back to work...

 

Take the advice of others and try not to aggravate the blister. I remember a couple days after my accident feeling 'uncomfortable' with the dressing I used to cover the wound and removed it. Perfect timing for one of the associates to flirt with me and grabbed my arm tearing the blister open; and now have a 'cool scar' to tell stories about 

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post #38 of 42

Grasshoppa the zen of it is dont cut or burn yourself. Its going to happen every once in a while I dont care who you are but the skill in cooking is working clean; fast and safely to yourself and others around you. Its a nice feeling to finish a busy night with no cuts; burns and your chef jacket and appron still white and clean.

post #39 of 42

I got a good one today.  I accidentally touched the handle to the salamander with my forearm.  Ouch.. that one one smarted and it is definitely going to blister up if it hasn't already.  (It's been covered since I stopped running water on it)  I have three days off now so hopefully it will be better when I go back.

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post #40 of 42

yeah I got one today too......had to work the line today and was cleaning the flat top and just pushed some SUPER hot oil right over about half of my pinky...OUCH!!!!   the flat top seems to be my biggest source of burns over the years.....I also have a few days off and should be good to go in a couple of days

post #41 of 42

Mine is healing mostly ok... I have a supply of bandages and cream for tomorrow as I have to be 100% on the game.  I'm the only manager in tomorrow and I have to run the place.. foh and boh

 

 

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post #42 of 42

Several years ago the cook next to me was searing foie gras. He spilled some of the oil and it went into my shoe burning my instep and arch of my foot. The skin came off when I removed the sock.

That hurt a lot.

 

Also a good tip is that if anyone has a burn severe enough to go the the ER they should request a large quantity of the good burn cream for later use.

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