Many times cooking games take you into dangerous territory. The highlight is the knife drawer. Knives are a very essential part of cooking games, but they can also be one of the most dangerous aspects of games. Learning to use knives safely is a very important part of learning to cook.
Use a sharp knife for cooking games
It seems counterintuitive, but the sharper the knife, the less likely it is to slip when you’re trying to cut something. A dull knife can slip and slide on the object you are cutting, making it dangerous to use. Make sure your knives are sharp. This will help you make clean cuts when you are playing cooking games.
Keep knives in one place
Walking with a knife is a gluttonous punishment. Do not move the knife from one area of the kitchen to another. Instead, bring the food you are preparing to the central area where you are working. This will prevent a number of accidents that can occur with an exposed moving knife. If you absolutely have to move with a knife, hold it up or down as you move. If it points in or out, you risk tripping or colliding with someone and stabbing them or you.
Always cut away from you
When cutting with knives, always keep the blade away from you. Hold the object firmly, preferably with your fingers well out of the way of the knife, and move the knife away from your body. This way, if the knife jumps or slips, it’s not coming at you. In the same way, hold the item you are cutting closer to your body, behind the area you are cutting. That way you’re not cutting towards your fingers either.
Use a clean knife for cooking games
Every time you cut something new, be sure to wash, not just rinse, the knife or choose a clean one. Any number of potential germs and illnesses move between food sources on knives. For example, if you slice raw chicken and then move on to slice bread, you’re smearing raw chicken germs on every slice of bread and putting everyone who enjoys the bread at risk of disease. Use a separate knife and it will keep the germs in place. In the same way, use a separate cutting board for each of these items as well.
Be careful with washing knives
When you go to clean your kitchen sets, be careful how you treat your knives. Place the knife in the sink with the blade facing down or away from the edge where people stand. This will protect others from accidental injury when they reach for the sink. Similarly, place knives in the dishwasher blade side down or on the top rack. Having the blade pointing up is very dangerous for the person reaching out to grab the clean dishes once the cleaning cycle is complete.