I don’t know about you guys, but over the years, I’ve racked up some pretty interesting cooking injuries. I think the funniest (now) is the scar on the top of my left hand from where a George Forman grill closed on me. When it was still bright red and painful-looking, I told people I’d gotten into a fight with a tiger—and won, of course.

Then there was that burn from the pumpkin oatmeal that bubbled up and splashed my arm. And the time I grazed the oven rack with my wrist. And that other time a flaming marshmallow fell on my toe, and that other time…

Somehow while making breakfast Monday morning, I managed to bang my right hand on the underside of the cabinet over the sink. It may or may not have occurred when I was prying the top off the tea kettle so I could fill it with water. Cooking before you’ve had any caffeine can be dangerous.

Luckily, there was no blood, just this crazy bruise.


I can’t be the only one who does this stuff. What are some of your ridiculous kitchen injuries?

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