We have all experienced the dreaded burn of pan bottoms. It’s just too easily done. All it takes is to be otherwise occupied for a few minutes while cooking, and your pan bottoms are left worse for wear.
That being said, while these incidents are a common occurrence, it is important for professional chefs to remain vigilant to minimise the risks involved when pan bottoms become burnt. This, in turn, reduces the chance of experiencing accidents at work.
Preventing pan bottoms from burning through
Kitchen professionals can prevent ban bottoms from burning through in a number of ways, to reduce the risk of kitchen accidents.
As with much of the equipment in a professional kitchen, it is advisable that good quality pans are used. Do not be tempted to cut costs in the kitchen by scrimping on low-end pots and pans. These items are used consistently and should be made with high-quality stainless steel or cast iron.
Thankfully, we live in a day and age where science is on our side. Choose non-stick pans, which will work with you to minimise the risk of food catching on pan bottoms, and those pan bottoms burning through.
If you do choose to cook with cast iron, always be sure to use solid grease or fat to prevent food sticking.
Of course, as well as keeping your hob and your equipment clean, the best way to minimise the risk of pan bottoms burning is to be vigilant. By having your attention on the task in hand, you can greatly reduce the risk of accidents in the kitchen.
Claiming for accidents in the kitchen
If you have suffered an accident at work and you believe that your employer is to blame for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury with recovering the compensation they deserve for their workplace injuries and illnesses.
No matter the nature of your accident at work, if you feel that you have a genuine reason to claim, we can help you determine if you have a case worth pursuing.
Getting in touch
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice