Now THAT'S Why TV Chefs Have Plasters Round Their Fingers!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
August 29, 2011 6:31pm CST
With all this amazing cooking I've been doing lately I use my cheese grater far more than I used to. In actual fact, I used it for grating the zest off two limes today (exciting, eh) and my thumb slipped on the fruit and... OUCH! My thumb got grated! Only a bit but it didn't 'arf hurt! Fortunately, there wasn't blood everywhere and I didn't have to use a plaster (Band Aid) to cover my wound..so it could've been worse. Aren't there electronic gadgets that do this sort of thing? Grate?
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• China
30 Aug 11
Fortunately,I was nothing much.At the store here ,there are varieties of gadgets. Some can peel cucumber ,dishcloth gourd ,etc. others can process fine shreds(threadlike) of radish , carrot and the like.however they are all done by hand,I haven't seen electronic gadgets so far.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 11
Well, the American versions are wallet-bustingly expensive so I reckon I'm going to stick with the manual grater..I've no doubt the British sites will be just as dear.
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• China
31 Aug 11
But there again,personally there is a little of stuff that wants processing ,so I make do with the manual ones.
@derek_a (10903)
30 Aug 11
Yes "Ouch" fits that all right! Have been there done that a few times. Isn't it annoying as well as painful, when you have to stop the blood flowing before carrying on with the preparation? I see that luckily you didn't get blood. I have found it makes me pay attention, for a while a least before it happens again! _Derek
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 11
Yes, grating the thumb does focus the mind doesn't it Derek. Got a bit sweaty as well, but it passed, fortunately!
@GreenMoo (11842)
30 Aug 11
I don't rate stuff, period. It hurts my wrist, so I cut fine slivers off fruit then fine chop them with a knife. And if it's cheese I just get someone to do it for me. It's a good substitute for an electronic gadget!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 11
Mmm, never thought of that. John is the chief cheese grater in here but rarely does he grate the zest of fruit. I think he'd rather have a life lol.
• United States
30 Aug 11
Oh my Janey! I had no idea there were electric graters and wow you are better off grater the finger every now and again. Unless you are willing to spend on it some high bucks as I notice here that the cheapest is $600 and continually goes up in the thousands. Wow! http://www.nextag.com/electric-grater/stores-html
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 11
Oh my, I never knew they were so expensive! Oh well, best stick to my hand-held jobby!
@BarBaraPrz (17348)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Aug 11
There probably are electronic gadgets to do the grating for you. I know there are plenty of gadgets to do the slicing of fingers...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 11
OUCH! I've yet to slice my finger off with two (sharper) knives Mum gave me..but, give me time and I will!
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