Safety in the kitchen : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Last night, I was finishing up my canning of ghee. As I was pouring the boiled butter into the canning jar, the jar exploded, and went everywhere, including landing on both of my bare feet. I would suggest that if anyone is thinking of canning butter, you pour the liquid while the jars are in your sink. This would confine the mess, and make for easier clean up, and protect your body. This was the 50th jar that I had filled, so I was most surprised. My part Cherokee wife now has good reason to call me tenderfoot.

Be careful out there.

-- Mike (, August 04, 1999


MUTTI who slipped in spilled dog water and fell against stove and stuck arm in pot of boiling noodle water says be careful....the extensive 2nd degree burn I am nursing now could be someones' death without antibiotics. Everyone should have someone in their group who has taken first aid and preferably, EMT training. My son is doing my doctoring with this nurses' instructions and so far it is good. Luck;y toi be a fast healer...another reason to work hard at improving any health problems you may have now.

-- MUTTI (windance, August 04, 1999.

Ouch! Sorry for your mishaps and pain! I don't know if you knew this or were actually doing it (sometimes I don't!) but the jars should already be sitting in hot/boiling water so the temp change doesn't shock them...... That's my understanding....

-- Kristi (, August 04, 1999.

I think an essential item for any well stocked kitchen is a large and healthy aloe vera plant.

-- robert waldrop (, August 04, 1999.

Sorry about your burns, both of you. THe best thing I've found for a burn is holding ice to it as long as necessary, which might mean hours. And I do have aloe, but ice really works. Of course without electricity, one might not have ice.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 04, 1999.

No ice maybe, but if you include some "instant ice" packs (found in the first aide section of the pharmacy) in your first aide kit, you'll be prepared. They're not particularly inexpensive (around $2 each), but for instances such as MUTTI describes, could be invaluable (also broken bones, etc where you really want something cold on the wound). These are different from the reusable "blue ice"...they rely on a chemical reaction to provide cold. Hope you heal fast gang!

-- Victoria (, August 04, 1999.

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