What are the most common kitchen accidents which happen?
Injuries in the kitchen can ruin a good dinner, or worse, send you to the emergency room or hospital. Fires, cuts, ties and other injuries are among the most common injuries in the kitchen. Here we will look at some common kitchen injuries and how to stop them.
“Hot peppers” can burn your skin and anything else you touch, including your eyes. Use disposable gloves or wash your hands frequently when you have to deal with, and especially when cutting ‘hot peppers’.See the list of “Hot Peppers” by following this link.
Spilt oil, greases, i.e.:
Spills on the floor can lead to accidents. Prevent these personal injuries by wiping up spilt oil/grease immediately.
Your oven is usually heated from 100 ° C to 300 ° C, so it’s important that you are careful not to burn yourself. Good kitchen gloves should be a matter of course in the vicinity when using the oven. Touching the side of the oven, or touching something that has just been taken out of the oven, can cause serious burns. Be careful when working around the oven and chill the roast/baking tray before taking them with bare hands.
Be careful where and how to store chemicals, young children and pets may be injured or killed by hazardous chemicals in your kitchen and elsewhere. Storage in the cabinet under the dishwashing sink, or the cabinet under the bathroom sink, maybe the most convenient and common cabinets. But for the little ones and pets, they are not ideal places if you do not have a locking device on the cabinets.
Kitchen fires are common and dangerous. Place the handle of the kettle/frying pan inwards. Move flammable materials and stay in the kitchen when you fry/cook with flammable liquids such as oil and grease.
Do not leave motorised models for long, they can overheat and light. Do not put your hand into the processor when it is in use, use the provided aids. There is no need to hand wash the parts and expose your fingers to injury. Most parts can be washed in a dishwasher. Amazon Link
Let the food cool down for one minute or two before removing it from the microwave oven.
Be careful when removing plastic or lid from the food, hot steam can hit your hands and cause nasty burns.
The food can heat unevenly in a microwave, so be careful when touching or tasting the food.
Boil water on the stove. Overheated water in the microwave can look calmly, but can suddenly boil violently.
Most blenders do not have safety barriers, so be careful not to push the hand for as long as the plug is in. Accidentally you can turn it on and suddenly stand there without a finger or two.
To clean the blades without touching them, fill with warm water and a little detergent in the container and drive it at the highest rpm for one minute.
Pull out the plug and rinse well.
The cutting board slides:
Even if you have strong hands, the cutting board can slide and accidentally cut or chop yourself. Always put the cutting board on an anti-slip surface, or place a damp towel underneath the cutting board to prevent it from slipping.
Opened boxes provide sharp lure edges that can cut. Use a mechanical box opener that has a magnet to hold the lid instead of trying to handle it.
Using a chair with wheels, boxes or other unstable items to reach higher may result in a fall. Always use a step ladder to reach things high up.
Stay organised and not too stocked in the fridge, pantry and closet. Otherwise, objects like heavy jars can fall when the door is opened.
Utensils drawer, i.e.:
Put all sharp objects away from the front of the drawer and face the back so that you do not accidentally grasp a sharp edge.
The ideal is if you have a knife block or a magnetic knife holder.
Dirty clothes/sponges, uncleaned cutting boards, and more can contaminate the food. Always make sure that you use the correct handling in the kitchen to avoid contamination of food.