Bagels continue to be one of the most popular treats whether it be for breakfast or a midday snack. Perhaps you buy your bagels at your favorite independently owned bagel shop or a bagel chain store; either way bagels are a mainstay in America. If you are a bagel lover you have undoubtedly had tangles with an uncooperative bagel when attempting to slice the bagel in half.
Such a chore that a variety of bagel guillotines have made their way into the market in various shapes and forms. I have tried quite a few bagel slicers or bagel cutters through the years and thus far the bagel guillotines are my favorite bagel kitchen gadget.
Bagel Slicer Makes Slicing Safe & Easy
I like the bagel slicers which provide a separate holder for the bagels and definitely find the bagel guillotine or bagel slicers the safest and easiest to use. The small slicers are easy to store and delivers what it is promised. A cleanly sliced bagel is your reward and safety is key. While an appropriate knife to slice bagels is always a necessity I find the bagel slicers offer safety and peace of mind when the slicers are separate from the knife or slicer blade. And what bagel aficionado does not appreciate the bagel toaster for their freshly sliced bagels!
BRI – Bagel Related Injury And Avocado Hand
BRI’s Bagel slicing injuries remain one of the most common visits to emergency rooms and are particularly prevalent on the weekends. In fact bagel cutting lacerations have become an injury category all to its self, if it can be a bagel injury, the BRI. The BRI is the abbreviation for bagel related injury. The close cousin of the BRI? Avocado hand due to the rise in popularity of the avocado.
NEISS And Bagel Injuries
The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) gathers data generated from consumer product injuries. The data is collected from the emergency rooms of 100 hospitals in the United States based on a statistical model. Injuries sustained are categorized as product related; therefore the injury may or may not have been caused by the product, but the product is involved.
The data is public information and can be accessed at the United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission. A searchable database and injury reports are available on the website.
Be safe out there! Enjoy your bagels – with care!