• Pull/Push oven rack

    Posted on November 8, 2009 by in Technology in the suite

    Use an oven rack to check your pies and cookies while baking.  Some people love to bake but are afraid to because they’ve burned themselves in the past.  Burns can be devastating to an older adult, especially one suffering from diabetes. Using a pull/push oven rack will help prevent burns.  Prices range from $5 – $20 depending on the make and model.  Click here and here to see where you can order.

  • Robyn

    I also always try to use oven mits when baking too, although they do make my hands a bit clumsy. Apart from putting under running cold water, what are other good solutions if you do get a burn. I’ve read a few things about honey being good – eg this honey site, or using some kind of soothing ointment such as savlon. But would be interested in any other suggestions, especially using what is likely to be in the home anyway.

  • admin

    Hi Robyn,
    Thanks for your question. I’ve also read that you should run your burn under cold water for 10-15 minutes. Once the burn has cooled, you can rub lotion on the area (some even put hydrocortisone cream on the burn). After that, you can wrap it with a sterile gauze bandage.

    I know that applying butter to the burn is bad because it traps the heat in, but before your comment, I’d never heard about applying honey to a burn. However, when I looked it up it said that honey was an excellent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial property. Thanks for your tip.