August 04, 2014
Why do you need to be aware of it I hear you ask. Well when you are planning your new kitchen you need to consider the following common accidents. Then in your planning process you can plan to minimise the risk of these accidents occuring.
This way you will ensure:
So when planning your kitchen consdier these 6 most common accidents:
This typically happens after the item has already been removed from the oven and is still scalding hot but now sitting innocuously on the counter.While there's really no reason any person would touch something that's hovering around a couple hundred degrees, chances are, pretty much everyone has done it anyway.From carelessly brushing the side of the oven while putting something in, to foolishly trying to move a pan that's just been taken out of the oven, there are few things that give you an embarrassed, "I can't believe I just did that" reaction like burning yourself while cooking.
Leaning across a burner or forgetting to put a mitten on.As dumb as it sounds, fire related accidents are the most common ones and the ones that could cause you more harm, as well.Avoid wearing loosely fitted clothing while cooking. Sleeves, sashes and shirt tails can get caught on knobs or catch fire.
The floor of a kitchen can be full of hazards, and way too many people end up slipping and falling.Of all the possible ways to injure yourself while cooking, slipping on something you just spilled is easy.One can only imagine the majority of these accidents go unreported, since there aren't a lot of people anxious to brag about their own accident.However, between all the oils, liquids, and even flour that gets tossed around in the average kitchen there's plenty of ways to create your own little skating rink.Even small puddles of liquid can cause you to slip and fall.Leaving spills on counter-tops can cause cross-contamination.
Another seemingly avoidable accident that typically comes about from just not paying close attention to what's going on.Knocking over a pot of boiling water (or a similar hot item) is a great way to immediately ruin even the best of days.Sometimes it's the result of a handle that was left askew, and other times it's a misplaced elbow bumping into something it shouldn't have.Either way, spilling hot water on yourself is a clumsy accident that can do a huge amount of damage.
Cutting yourself while attempting to slice food claims more fingers and palms than any other item.Knives Are More Threatening Than They Look! Be sure to keep your knives in safe place in your counter or in your kitchen.If you’re not a trained cook, be sure to slice slowly and in a dry enough place.Do not lose attention and be careful of those little scares of the day! (Your phone ringing, your phone vibrating, etc…)
Have a great week.
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