Did you know that 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving? That’s a lot of turkey carving! Carving, however, can be very dangerous. Cuts to the hand are common when carving a turkey, and the injuries can range from a minor cut to a possible amputation. Follow these safety tips to ensure a safe holiday feast:
- Never cut toward yourself. Your free hand should be placed opposite the side you are carving towards. Don’t place your hand underneath the blade to catch the slice of meat.
- Keep everything dry. This includes your cutting area and knife handle.
- Keep all cutting utensils sharp. If your knife is sharp enough, it should not need force in order to carve.
- If possible, use an electric knife for the carving. Use kitchen shears to cut the bones and joints of the turkey.
- Do not let children assist with the carving, cutting or chopping.