Keep Band-Aids Handy In The Kitchen In Case Of Cuts

Keep Band-Aids Handy In The Kitchen In Case Of Cuts

You’ve got food cooking on the stove, you’re chopping up more ingredients to add to your dish… and you cut yourself. Now you have to make a mad dash to the bathroom. Or you could just keep some band-aids in the kitchen and save yourself some time and grief.

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Cuts, burns, and scrapes are all too common in the kitchen. So why not keep some first-aid supplies on hand? Over at the The Kitchn, commenter CowtownGirl88 suggests keeping band-aids in the kitchen in addition to the other places you have them already:

[I store] a container of Band-Aids in the kitchen (in my “miscellaneous not-quite-kitchen-stuff” drawer next to the sink). I’ve rarely needed a Band-Aid for reasons not kitchen-related and it’s nice to not have to dash off to the bathroom to stopper a nick from a slipped knife, etc.

Some finger covers or disposable gloves isn’t a bad idea either. Now you can wash your wound and get bandaged up without having to leave your dish unattended for too long. You also reduce the risk of bleeding your way to the medicine cabinet and making a mess. It doesn’t save you an extravagant amount of time, but if you’re in the middle of cooking something, every moment counts.

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  • Almost every idea at that link was better than the band-aid one.

    There are a million good youtube videos that teach people how to use knives correctly. I am more likely to nick myself on a grater or something than I am to cut myself with a knife now I understand the correct technique for cutting everything I cook & eat often.

    • If your wound is bad enough that you’re going to bleed all the way to the bathroom a band aid ain’t going to help you.

      • Handy kitchen tip: keep an eyed, 3/8th circle surgical needle and suture thread in your kitchen junk draw so you can perform impromptu stitches on yourself in case of emergency!

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