Whether you’re a professional chef or you mess up when making ice, people make mistakes in the kitchen. If you forget something’s dangerous, you could end up doing it, leading to injury.
So, whether you know these things or are learning them for the first time, I’m here to tell you to never, ever, under any circumstances…
…Open An Oven When It’s On Fire.
Fire loves one thing more than anything– oxygen. If your oven catches fire, leave it alone and let it burn out on its own. If it won’t go out, call 911.
…Cut Meat When It’s Fresh Off The Heat.
When you cut meat fresh off the heat, the juice comes out, and there goes all the flavor. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
…Use A Dull Knife.
These are actually more dangerous than using the sharpest blade ever. If your blade it dull, sharpen it before you use it.
…Serve Anything Before You Taste It.
This should be a no-brainer, but if you don’t know what it tastes like, you can’t just assume it’s good. Trust me, you need to taste it.
…Catch A Falling Knife.
I promise, you will cut yourself unless you’re a ninja or something.
…Use Metal Utensils On A Nonstick Pan.
This is the best way to ruin your nonstick pans. I’m definitely guilty of this one.
…Put A Hot Dish On A Cold Or Wet Surface.
I mean, unless you like shattered glass flying everywhere. In that case, go for it.
…Use A Knife To Scrape Things Off A Cutting Board.
That’s how you get a dull knife.
…Not Wash Your Hands After Handling Hot Peppers.
If you need to wipe sweat from your face or go to the bathroom and you haven’t done this? Good luck.
…Mix Water With Hot Oil
You’re just asking for a burn to happen. Fire. Everywhere. This won’t end well.
Be safe, people, and have fun in the kitchen.