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Kitchen Accidents On the Rise

Pay Attention and You Won't End Up Like This Woman

Our friends at the Food Section tipped us off to the fact that there's been a rise in the number of home insurance claims involving kitchen accidents. According to the research done by Esure — an online home insurance provider — 14 percent of the accidents involved people trying new recipes. With fast chopping, deep frying and skewering being the most common causes. However, new recipes are not the only cause of kitchen accidents, and often something as mundane as a bottle of oil can cause great harm.

As a reminder to take it easy and pay more attention, I dug up this commercial from South African cellular company Cell C. In less than one minute a woman enters her kitchen, hits her head on a cupboard, slips and falls in some oil, catches her shirt on fire and electrocutes herself with the toaster. While it's extreme and over-the-top, it makes you think twice about kitchen safety. To check out the commercial for yourself just


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KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
it reminds me of the really old SNL where Dan Akroyd played Julia Child, and he cuts himself while cutting up a chicken and fake blood squirts everywhere. he was so funny!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
That is so sad. I feel so bad for this woman.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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RoGo1 RoGo1 9 years
I do that too, sonnabobble. I completely tore up the roof of my mouth tasting too-hot food while cooking last night. I can only eat soft things today! I guess it's soup for me tonight.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i always burn myself getting things out of the oven...or flipping things like tortillas with my hands (i know it's stupid, but that's how my mom and grandma do it). that's why i keep the burn salve in the kitchen cabinet.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that everyone wants to consider themselves to be the next great chef - so i can understand how so many people get hurt. i bought myself a nice set of really sharp knives and i hurt myself just slicing a i can only imagine how people hurt themselves trying to be amazing.
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