I Knew This Would Happen Some Day

Decorating By michellesArt Updated 9 Mar 2009 , 3:01am by ShabbyChic_Confections

michellesArt Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 8:14pm
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so i'm making a batch of cookies and i pull one tray out of the oven with one hand and slide in the next tray with the other (i don't have any counter space) and what do i do but try to slide the oven rack back in with my now empty hand (and no oven glove!!) so of course it doesn't take long to realize i'm burning my thumb!!! g osh, i'm so silly lol-but it hurts!! i've got a nice uniform line running across the middle of my thumb (and of course it's got to be my left hand too!! icon_cry.gificon_redface.gif i hope i'm feeling better later cuz i want to decorate these cookies (they're for work to raise money for our christmas party) dh said atleast i didn't burn them-and i didn't drop the other batch either lol icon_lol.gif

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costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm
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OWWWWW! Sorry that happened, but you're right, at least you didn't drop the cookies! icon_biggrin.gif

Karema Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 12:17am
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I burn myself all the time. I'm a clutz so dont feel bad.

Karema

cor39 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 10:58pm
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Ouch! That has happened to me also. I think it has probably happened to all of us. Hope you feel well enough to finish those cookies.

summernoelle Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:02pm
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Sorry! I've done this, too. I hope you feel better soon.

pastryjen Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:10pm
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That just stinks...hope you can still finish the cookies!

JaimeAnn Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm
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I don't think I can bake at all without burning myself!

This is my oven and the stove burners pull out like a drawer so I am Always burning myself...

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I had a pretty bad burn a couple years ago and my Dr. gave me a prescription for Silvadene cream... that is the best stuff and it lasts forever.
If you can get some it is a great thing to have in you first aid kit..


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pastrychef101 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:58pm
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Battle Wounds...lol! I hope you feel better soon. I have about five marks on my left arm where my commercial oven attacked me. I bought oven mitts that come up almost to my elbows. icon_lol.gif Now I wear my chef's jacket...sleeves down...with my half sleeve length oven mitts so I don't get burned.

adunfag Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 12:05am
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I can definitely empathize with you...I have at least 2 burn marks on my arm right now. Feel better.

Terri05 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 12:05am
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Thats a pretty cool oven. I have never seen one like that before. Do you live on the East Coast? What brand and year is that. Sorry, strange questions, but it is so cool!

KathyTW Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 12:06am
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JaimeAnn - I agree with the need for Silvadene Cream in every medicine cabinet for bakers! My mom got 3rd degree burns while in a jet boat out at Lake Ming many years ago and that's what she used - barely a scar left!!!

Off subject a little - since I don't live in Bkfd anymore, but one of my daughters does...I sent her to see if the cake dec. store was still open - sorry to hear that it was closed along with another store that is listed in the Yellow Pages.....where do you get your supplies?

JaimeAnn Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:11am
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Terri05:

My Oven is a Frigidaire Custom Imperial. from the 1950's. (back when General Motors made Frigidaire products) I love it and hate it at the same time. I have to use oven thermometers to regulate the temperatures because it cooks at like a Bazillion degrees. I love the 2 separate ovens so I can cook at different temps. and that the windows are at eye level,No bending to look in. It is the same oven that was in Samantha's kitchen on Bewitched... ( I wish I could twitch my nose and a perfect dinner pop out of mine)

I live in Bakersfield California but have lived on the east coast ( Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida ) . But most of my life I have been on the west coast, Here, and Oxnard, Ca.

KathyTW:

I get what I can at Michaels, Beverly's, and JoAnn. Not much of a selection though. Most of the time I am stuck ordering online. This can be good and Bad, it has taught me how to improvise and has forced me to learn to make my own fondant.

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nickshalfpint Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:17am
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JaimeAnn..............I love your stove icon_biggrin.gif And welcome (a little late) to CC!

loriemoms Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:17am
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You know its funny, I never burn myself baking, but ALWAYS burn myself when I am cooking like a chicken or something! Why is that??

that is a pretty wild looking oven!!

sayhellojana Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:28am
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Such a cool oven!

for the life of me, I don't know why this works. But my Oma (grandmother) treated burns with iced tea mixed with a spoonful of vinegar. It works. It's strange and smelly, but it works.

Narie Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:29am
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My mother had a stove similar to that in the 60's. It was really very handy. It's too bad that approach to stoves died out; they really worked well in small kitchens.

JaimeAnn Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 5:45am
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I would love it if one of the new manufacturers would make one just like it, but in a Gas version. Anybody know any concept designers from Wolf or Viking.. icon_biggrin.gif That would be Awesome!!!!!!

Rendee Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 5:55am
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I can't count the number of times I have taken something out of the oven and then went to move the pan a few minutes later forgetting that it had just come out of the oven and calling myself an idiot after I had burned my hand icon_redface.gif

paddlegirl14 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 6:04am
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I burn myself all of the time!! My husband is always giving me a hard time. I have 2 spots right now where I burned myself recently. One on my arm, I hit the inside ov the oven while pulling something out, and on my finger just above my nail, hit it on a hot cookie sheet. Just keep ice in the freezer!! icon_rolleyes.gif

buffim Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 6:11am
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I burn myself all the time too. The last one was a couple of weekends ago when I was cooking at a retreat for about 20 people...I was making quesadillas in a kitchen that I hadn't used in a while and the one pan was getting too hot so I pulled it from the one element to another one. I didn't realize until it was to late that there weren't heat resistant handles on it, the whole pan was metal! I cooked the rest of lunch running back and forth between the stove and running my thumb and forefinger under cold water!

theAdviserMe Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 9:13am
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same here.had the same dilemma.
still, nothing can stop me from baking.
i can't perfect my flan.still soggy.any tips on this?

Honeydukes Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:48am
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Originally Posted by buffim

... there weren't heat resistant handles on it, the whole pan was metal! ...



Ooooh! icon_cry.gif

The worst burn I ever had was at a friend's house. I'd never seen electric burners. Turned it on, waited, waited. Tapped it to see if it was hot. Nope. So I plopped my hand on the burner next to it to see if there was a temp. difference. There was!! -- it was glowing red!!! Had the burner imprints on my hand for weeks. I don't like electric stoves. I will never have an electric stove. icon_mad.gif

Hollysuann Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 8:58pm
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Just wanted to enter in my vote for the Silvadine cream! DH burned his hand REALLY bad several years ago and they gave him a tub of that stuff. He doesn't have any scars on his hand and we have a TON of the cream left. I use it when I burn myself and it works amazingly well!

mbpbrighteyes Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 9:15pm
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Uggghh!!! Sorry about the burn! Think most of us can sympathize with you on it! I'm usually pretty good about not touching the hot pans... my curse is the wet potholder that you don't realize is wet until you have the hot pan in your hand, and then it's all about getting the pan to the counter without dropping it. (And it never fails that the counter space has suddenly filled up and there's nowhere for you pan to go!) icon_smile.gif Hang in there- hope it feels better soon!!!

msauer Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by sayhellojana

But my Oma (grandmother) treated burns with iced tea mixed with a spoonful of vinegar. It works. It's strange and smelly, but it works.





I'm wondering if it's a German thing. I come from German lineage (and married one....SAUER for Pete's sake...can't get any more German than Sauerkraut, right? icon_lol.gif ) Anyway...my dad always swore by vinegar as well for burns. I can remember when we would get sunburned as kids, he would douce us with tons of vinegar...we didn't smell very good, but it sure took the sting right out.

I agree, that oven is super funky...I bet the design comes back around again!!!

sahrow Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:44pm
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Lavender essential oil is great for burns. I didn't know this until a few months ago. I had burned the back of my hand (on my oven in my new home... it is not like other ovens I've had). I had gone to a playgroup, and another mom said to use Lavender essential oil. I was sceptical, but she had a spray bottle of it in her purse and sprayed my burn. It was great.

Since this thread was interesting, I did a search... here is a site on homeopathic burn remedies: http://www.christinas-home-remedies.com/home-remedies-for-burns.html

cookie_fun Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:56pm
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I know the OP's burns are better by now, but in a pinch soaking a burn in milk is great for taking the sting out and also helping take the burn down. I burned the backs of my fingers on Thanksgiving Day and soaked them in milk for a while. Before the guests left the house the blisters were gone and the sting was too!

Elserj Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:56pm
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Been there, done that, many times!

GI Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 6:45pm
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Ouch!! I had to read your post. I still have a couple of bad burn scars on my leg from this past spring. It was from an iron, tho, not an oven. I'm sorry you burned yourself. It just hurts!! icon_sad.gif

All those oven pix makes me wish I had one!! icon_wink.gif

terrig007 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:05pm
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Originally Posted by JaimeAnn

Terri05:

My Oven is a Frigidaire Custom Imperial. from the 1950's. (back when General Motors made Frigidaire products) I love it and hate it at the same time. I have to use oven thermometers to regulate the temperatures because it cooks at like a Bazillion degrees. I love the 2 separate ovens so I can cook at different temps. and that the windows are at eye level,No bending to look in. It is the same oven that was in Samantha's kitchen on Bewitched... ( I wish I could twitch my nose and a perfect dinner pop out of mine)

I live in Bakersfield California but have lived on the east coast ( Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida ) . But most of my life I have been on the west coast, Here, and Oxnard, Ca.

KathyTW:

I get what I can at Michaels, Beverly's, and JoAnn. Not much of a selection though. Most of the time I am stuck ordering online. This can be good and Bad, it has taught me how to improvise and has forced me to learn to make my own fondant.

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That was the same oven my parents had when I was a little girl. When we sold that house when I was 5 my mother was reluctant to leave the oven trying to tell my dad that the new one should go in the old house and that one come with us. She'll be so jealous to know someone still have one and it still works.

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