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gamecockphan 02-19-2014 11:53 AM

Cooking accident
 
Cooking tip-

Never use identical pans at the same time when one of those pans has been in a 500 degree oven.

I was making seared duck breast w/ hoisin glaze over shiitake mushroom risotto.

I had rendered the fat on the range and and popped the breasts into the over for 8 minutes to finish cooking. Long story short I dumped the mushrooms into the risotto and had the duck breast cooling on the cutting board. I grabbed the hot pan without a mit thinking that it was the cool pan that had once contained the mushrooms.

Got a nasty 2nd degree burn on the palm of my hand and fingers. Cool water stopped the pain but after an hour in the water my hand was a prune so I pulled it out and bit my lip and cursed like a sailor for 30 minutes with a searing stabbing pain in my hand. Eventaully it bubbled up into huge blisters and the pain went away (might have also been the vicodin and bottle of Penfolds).

Good news is that after just one week my hand was pretty close to normal and after 2 weeks, you'd never know what a mess it once looked like.

Stay safe out there fellow Epicureans.

Nassau Gamecock 02-19-2014 12:04 PM

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Glad it's better; burns are nothing to mess around with.

also been there done that! - not that bad

ShutTheSuccop 02-19-2014 12:08 PM

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good advice...I had never thought about that as I use identical pans in and out of the oven all the time. Sorry about your burn and misery...but nothing a stout drink and hydrocodone can't alleviate!

gamecockphan 02-19-2014 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ShutTheSuccop (Post 4091868)
good advice...I had never thought about that as I use identical pans in and out of the oven all the time. Sorry about your burn and misery...but nothing a stout drink and hydrocodone can't alleviate!


Thanks man. I ususally use my cast iron skillet for searing but I didn't want to infuse the flavor of the pan into the duck breast so I used a Calphalon pan instead.

gamecockphan 02-19-2014 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Nassau Gamecock (Post 4091866)
Glad it's better; burns are nothing to mess around with.

also been there done that! - not that bad

If not propperly treated one could lose dexterity and feeling in the burned area. Infection is the #1 concern. Never pop the blisters, they are natures bandaid and will prevent infrection while the burn heals.


My blisters popped on their own after about a week and by that time the healing had already occured.

RoosterBooster 02-19-2014 01:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gamecockphan (Post 4091857)
Cooking tip-

Never use identical pans at the same time when one of those pans has been in a 500 degree oven.

I was making seared duck breast w/ hoisin glaze over shiitake mushroom risotto.

I had rendered the fat on the range and and popped the breasts into the over for 8 minutes to finish cooking. Long story short I dumped the mushrooms into the risotto and had the duck breast cooling on the cutting board. I grabbed the hot pan without a mit thinking that it was the cool pan that had once contained the mushrooms.

Got a nasty 2nd degree burn on the palm of my hand and fingers. Cool water stopped the pain but after an hour in the water my hand was a prune so I pulled it out and bit my lip and cursed like a sailor for 30 minutes with a searing stabbing pain in my hand. Eventaully it bubbled up into huge blisters and the pain went away (might have also been the vicodin and bottle of Penfolds).

Good news is that after just one week my hand was pretty close to normal and after 2 weeks, you'd never know what a mess it once looked like.

Stay safe out there fellow Epicureans.

I've gotten a slight burn the same way but had nothing to do with identical pans, just dumb enough to grab it. I didn't really grab it though. I have a silicon piece that slips over the handle now. I put that on to pull them out and then just leave it on.

ccured 02-19-2014 01:56 PM

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I had second degree burn on my arm from pulling an overloaded sheet pan of chicken out of a commercial stacked oven. Last time I ever wore long sleeves in a kitchen. Had long shirt under my uniform shirt and could not get it off before the grease seeped through. When shirt was pulled off ripped skin off. Had to have the burns scraped every other day for 2 weeks.

CockyLifer 02-19-2014 02:21 PM

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That is really good advice for folks. Sorry you had to learn it the hard way have def. had my share of learning lessons in the kitchen. I think this should be a stickied thread so we can all post cooking advice for our fellow Gamecock Extended family.:woo:

Jim Lahey 02-19-2014 02:23 PM

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Yikes, burns are a bitch

gamecockphan 02-19-2014 02:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ccured (Post 4091977)
I had second degree burn on my arm from pulling an overloaded sheet pan of chicken out of a commercial stacked oven. Last time I ever wore long sleeves in a kitchen. Had long shirt under my uniform shirt and could not get it off before the grease seeped through. When shirt was pulled off ripped skin off. Had to have the burns scraped every other day for 2 weeks.


Ouch. Did you pull the shirt off or did a doctor?

The Yancey 02-19-2014 02:59 PM

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Happened to me back in the fall. The blister on my thumb didn't go down for over a month. I still have a permanent little shiny spot there. Never follow the old wive's tale of putting butter on it. That just insulates the burn. Do put it in ice water. I also put antibiotic ointment on it twice a day for a few weeks.

Cockypantherfan 02-19-2014 03:05 PM

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Back in high school when I worked concessions at the movie theater we constantly had to pop popcorn during our busy periods. Several times I would get careless and end up leaning my arm on the kettle which woul get up to 500 degrees. Hurt like a bitch.. The burn marks lasted for about 5 years.

yazoo 02-19-2014 04:48 PM

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Sorry for the injury. What about the meal?

Cock Kool-Aid 02-19-2014 05:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gamecockphan (Post 4091857)
Cooking tip-

Never use identical pans at the same time when one of those pans has been in a 500 degree oven.

I was making seared duck breast w/ hoisin glaze over shiitake mushroom risotto.

Such a crazy coincidence- I actually just stubbed my toe on a 16th century dresser made of rich mahogany whilst smoking my pipe and postulating about the merits of T.S. Elliott's finer works.

RoosterBooster 02-19-2014 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cock Kool-Aid (Post 4092164)
Such a crazy coincidence- I actually just stubbed my toe on a 16th century dresser made of rich mahogany whilst smoking my pipe and postulating about the merits of T.S. Elliott's finer works.

Serves you right for thinking of Prufrock naked.

SpuroftheMoment 02-19-2014 05:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gamecockphan (Post 4091885)
If not propperly treated one could lose dexterity and feeling in the burned area. Infection is the #1 concern. Never pop the blisters, they are natures bandaid and will prevent infrection while the burn heals.


My blisters popped on their own after about a week and by that time the healing had already occured.


So what I'd like to know is........did you have fun pulling off the dead skin from your blister? That would have been my favorite part. Kind of like peeling off dead skin from a sunburn, etc, only this skin was probably thicker. When I was a kid I used to take a giant bottle of Elmers glue and squirt it to cover both my hands in a thick layer, allow it to dry, and then peel it off.

:thumbsup:

ccured 02-19-2014 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by gamecockphan (Post 4092039)
Ouch. Did you pull the shirt off or did a doctor?

I was trying to pull it off as soon as it was happening but it had soaked through some spots. It ended up being about half the area between my elbow and shoulder if I hadn't it would have been the whole area minimum

HeadCockFan 02-19-2014 05:52 PM

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I semi-fainted in a hot kitchen once and sat down on open overn doors. My shorts saved my ass mostly, but I had two stripes accross my calves for 6 months.

FanofCarolina1 02-19-2014 06:13 PM

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Not a fan of burns at all. I once burned the whole palm of my hand while attempting to crank up my dad's push mower when I was 10. I pulled the cord and it jerked back. I fell over and the palm of my hand went right on top of the hot as F*** muffler. That was 30 years ago and I still remember that pain like it was yesterday.

Sorry it doesn't relate to cooking, but I read all the posts of guys getting burned and that's the first memory that pops into my head.

spareparts 02-19-2014 06:18 PM

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