be careful with you blender

@rainbow (6763)
March 5, 2007 8:52am CST
I know this is one of the first things you should learn in the kitchen but I messed up on Saturday and I just wanted to remind all my friends. I had been using an elwectric hand mixer and wanted to get the last of the cookie mix off it. I clicked the wall switch but it didn't go all the way, then in went my fingers - not a good idea but I was in a bit of a rush. I must have caught the buttton because suddenly it whirred into life nad cut my fnger 3 times before I could get out of it's way. It's really sore and I was lucky not to have to go to hospital and get it stiched. Please make sure that you swith these things off at the wall, and remove the plug before you clean any mixture off - it's not worth loosing a finger end!
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21 responses
• Canada
5 Mar 07
Wow you were really lucky you didn't lose a finger or two . I always try to make sure that I have it off but it is true that you could accidently hit the on switch while trying to do something else .
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
I just wanted to remind my friends to be careful, it was so easy to mess up, but I was lucky, foolish but lucky!
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Ouch im sorry that happened to ya. I can thankfully say i have never done that I use a fork or wish instead. If i had a mixer im sure I would have done that myself.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I meant wisk but sometimes a wish for luck cant hurt lol.
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
I'm glad you use a hand whisk! I thought really hard before I mixed up my carrot cakes this teatime and I remembered to unplug.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Oh how horrid and frightening but thankful you weren't hurt too badly. Many years ago I had a similar thing happen but I lost a finger. This is a good lession for everyone to learn, before using any equipment with movable parts turn it off, unplug it and then proceed.
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
How awful for you, I hope I didn't bring back bad memories! It was really easy to end up in this situation and I thought we all need a reminder sometimes even tho' it should go without saying. Thank-ou for sharing thiswith all our friends here!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I will admit it did bring back memories but those are hard not to have because all I need to do is look at my hand. I was lucky that it was my little finger - it does effect my typing and piano playing but I was never real good at the piano anyways. Hopefully sharing this discussion will help others to avoid the same thing happening to them.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
I'm glad the injury wasn't too serious rainbow! I know I always tell my kids to be careful when cooking etc but race in myself and do silly things like this. Thanks for the advice. I'll try to think first from now on haha.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I used to have a problem with cutting myself with knives that I would cut veggies, etc. with; I am oh, so, careful now... I like to check peoples 'stars', especially when they are a '10', to see how close they are to the '100'...You are the first one that I have noticed, as of yet, missy, that has 100/100...Congratulations and keep up the great work!
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Hi missy - yes I warned the kids off and then tried to redesign my finger, it's so easy to get distracted, I couldn't even make a fuss with them both behind me, lol
• United States
6 Mar 07
Great advice, thanks for posting that. It has happened to me too, and I was lucky like you. You get a + rating from me for a great posting. Thanks.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Thanks Margie, it's getting better but it was a wake up call, sometimes we get lazy or buzy and forget safety first, I wanted to remind everyone to plug - it hurts if you forget.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 07
How many times have I told you to watch what you are doing, you are always telling the kids of and then you go and do it. I don't know. Sweet I am sorry that your Finger is sore now and I bet you did not go to the Doctor like I told you to and you tell me of for not going. I hope you are plenty of cream on it.
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
It doesn't hurt that much really I put spray savalon on it and a tight plaster, until this morning. It stung a bit when I dyed my hair but it's going to heal ok - the blonde will have cured any bugs, lol. Hurts when I type so I know the nerves are not damaged, serve me right I warn the boys away and then forget about me.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Mar 07
Thank you for that rainbow. I hope that a lot of people read this advice as we all get careless from time to time and a little reminder is very helpful. I don't use a blender as my grip is so poor the bowl tends to whizz off the edge of the unit and the blender shoots off in the opposite direction, so I do this by hand, with the bowl secured by blue tac lol. I am so pleased you were not seriously hurt.
@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Bless you, what a clever idea with the blue tack, if I was doing a lot I would have got the big mixer out but just for a couple of trays of animal cookies I didn't bother, the big one is better as it wont work without the top on. I just though we all needed a bit of a reminder, I learned the hard way and wanted to save the rest of you from silly cut fingers.
@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Mar 07
Yes, I learn the hard way too, which is why I know about blu tac! It is a very useful trick to keep many things still. I use the multi spoked tomato'egg slicer thingie for slicing most things, and I use a vegetable peeler to slice cheese, all to avoid using sharp knives as i am a real accident case with anything requiring a firm grip. Hope your fingers are well and truly healed now.
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@rainbow (6763)
11 Mar 07
wow, more clever ideas, I tend to use a knife to save on the washing up lol. My finger is sort of healing now, it's gone hard and hurts if I catch the ball of my fingertip but to be honesty after taht on the fingertip it's a bit numb, probably get itself right in time, at least it's not bleeding any more, that got annoying after a few days, lol.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
6 Mar 07
Oh my, rainbow, first I read about gab's accident and then now you! I am definitely very relieved that your finger is still intact. It is really a good reminder because I know sometimes I get complacent about things and this is like a wakeup call to be careful with electronic products especially those with very sharp blades. Please look after that finger and keep it dry so that it won't get infected or something. Hugs!!
@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Thanks hopeful, it is healing now, although its uncomfortable I was lucky really, it could have been worse. I had to tell everyone in the hopes of stopping someone else hurting themself!
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
that's very fortunate for you not to get a serious injury... please be more careful in the future and thank you for the reminder... i will definitely try to keep it in mind and never put my finger in a blender... once again, thank you...
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Yes, I was very lucky and it allowed me to warn people I care about to be careful, so maybe it'll stop something reall ybad happenng to someone else.
• India
6 Mar 07
yes i agree with you because i had the same experience like this .i touched the iron and i recieved a big shock at that time no one was at home but for that momennt i thank god for saving my life.so neverloose your concentration while working with electrical appliances.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I'm glad you are ok, it's scary when these things happen and a good time to remind the peopl we care about!
@jolanda33 (720)
• Netherlands
6 Mar 07
doen's have blenders extra security on it? here we have special blenders, you can not turn it on before it is closed! thank god you still have your fingers! and good idea to warn the people!
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Hi Jo, my big blender cant be used without it's lid. Then I have a smaller one where you can pop things inside from the top - the blades are far out of reach at the bottom. As my kids were in a rush for cookies I was using the hand mxer which you just stick in the bowl and press the button while you mix. Yes I'm lucky it's not a huge blade but still big enough to hurt. I really wnated to remind everyone how east it can be to get realy hurt.
@cuhkiz (568)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
OMG!!! your far lucky!! good thing your fingers are still there attached, if ever you had it cut by that crazy hand mixer, yyou'll sure look at your fingers getting mixed or maybe you wont have that ease of typing up this discussion. Good thing too coz you post this one up so that others with their clumsy and unsafe manner of using some dangerous stuff will have this one as some kinda warning and in the other hand a lesson to read for safety.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I was silly and very lucky I take it as a warning! At the moment I cannot type with that finger, lol. I really wanted to remind everyone how dangerous thes gadgets can be and never assume as they are useful they are our friend.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
6 Mar 07
count yourself lucky even if people have already said, it, I have to say it again, cos that was dangerous and you could have way more to worry about than stitches! Thanks for sharing that, but I am always cautious about things like that - have a post on a closely related topic going right here on my lot - kitchen gadgets you are scared to use..http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/648213.aspx Take care y'all!
@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Thanks honey, I know I was very lucky and will be more careful from now on, I was just distraced and it was soo easy, luckily it wasn't one of my boys. I'm glad you are cautious of these gadgets. I will be now!
@aprilten (1966)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
i can feel your pain while reading your story. it's a good thing you didn't lose your finger. in the owner's manual it is always stated to unplug the equipment before cleaning it. that's what i do. i always unplug any appliance before cleaning it. i don't want any accidents happening at home. i believe we should always practice caution in everything we do. and it's a good thing you reminded all of us by telling your story.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Yes we all need a reminder occasionally, I'm gald you are careful to unplug! Nice superero avatar - who is it?
• Canada
6 Mar 07
Ohhh ouch! You're so so lucky that you didn't lose your finger completely! I personally hate using those things for mixing cookie dough and stuff. I'd much rather use a bowl and a wooden spoon lol. Call me old fashioned but heck, it's safer! I do have one though, and I use it for making Yorkshire pudding mix and things that are a little softer, and I've always been in the habit of pulling the plug out of the wall first - I have my paranoia to thank for that lol. I do find it amazing the number of people who don't think before using these things. The number of accidents involving kitchen appliances seems to grow every year. It's really quite worrying.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I don't use it that often but the kids were in a rush for cookies so I thought I'd try it as my butter was a bit hard, lol. Lazyness has it's own rewards. I tend to whisk by hand. A wooden spoon is far easier and it would have been as quick by the time half the mix was stuck to the mixer and needed picking off anyway. I wanted to remind everyone how easy it is to hurt ourselves, I will be more careful when I use it again
@forjosie (1547)
• Indonesia
6 Mar 07
Awwwww!! it must very hurt!! be carefful guys.... yes, I ever heard the accident like that many times. So I always check and recheck the tools that I want to used.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I'm glad you always check, yes it did hurt, still does a bit, but if I remind everyone we may prevent a really nasty kitchen accident.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Wow that's scary! I don't blend at home though actually. I use an industrial blender while volunteering, but with gruel in it (blended up fish, amoung other stuff), no way am I sticking my hand in that!
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I'm glad you are aware how dangerous this can be, I was silly but if I can remind our friends then not all is lost. What do you do when you volunteer - is it something with animals?
@greengal (4286)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh Rainbow, poor you! that must have hurt so bad, just the thought is making me shudder. I use an electric hand mixer too when I make cakes and many a time just while washing the blades I tend to hurt my fingers by getting them tangled in between, silly of me but it happens. With the blades running, gosh, that must have been terrible! I know its safe to remove the blades only when the mixer has been unplugged. I hope your finger gets better.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
Thanks sweetie, yes it did hurt, that's why I wanted to remind all my friends to remember to unplug appliances before they fiddle. Take care with wasing them too!
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh rainbow, I am so sorry. You must have been distracted. How are you now. Hope your fingers are better. Have a nice day.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I was, but I should still have unplugged, my finger is healing nicely, I hope you never do this
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I am so happy, rainbow, that you weren't injured too badly; I really have a bit of a phobia about electrical things as it is, but I'm very careful and I pray that I won't ever be in position to have it happen to me or others; especially loved ones.
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@rainbow (6763)
6 Mar 07
I'm glad you are careful I hope you never hurt yourself on sharp things.