The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates over 137,000 people receive hospital treatments for injuries from kitchen knives every year, with an apparent increase in “avocado hand” wounds.
Kitchen knife safety, whether you’re cutting avocados or bagels, is really important. Paying attention to what you’re doing is the single most important safety precaution you can take to avoid painful injuries and potentially permanent deficits. While it is tempting to hold an avocado in your hand to cut it, resist! A fork is replaceable. Your fingers are not!
– Dr. Matthew Quitkin
Read more via KevinMD.com on to properly cut an avocado without cutting your hand.