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Dec 27, 2009 07:59 AM

Licking the Knife..

Love doing this..used to drive my Mom favorite is when I slice a sandwich and the mayo is lingering on the somewhat dull small serrated kitchen knife...never a sharp knife.
Do you all still do this?

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  1. Still?
    No. Never have. Never will....

    1. Our knives are very, very sharp. I can't imagine putting my tongue on one...

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      1. re: shaogo

        Yes in my house there would be the risk of a severed tongue

      2. Butter knife? absolutely. Peanut butter, cream cheese, butter residue...
        Sharp kitchen knife? never. Not worth the risk.

        1. Still? I never started.

          I also don't let my kids touch dangerous tools of any kind unless they can prove they can handle them properly. That means not putting sharp knives in your mouth (also not chewing on electric cords, not operating the chain saw). Your mother seems to have a different approach.

          1. Oh lighten up already, people. Is it a big etiquette no-no? Absolutely. But life-threatening? Dangerous? A freaking "dull small kitchen knife" you use to spread butter or mayo? Puh-lease.

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            1. re: linguafood

              No it's not, but Beach Check asked a question, I gave an answer. You disagree. That's fine.

              By the way, I noticed that Beach Chick edited her post after seeing all the responses to add "somewhat dull small serrated kitchen knife ... never a sharp knife."

              It kind of makes her original post rather pointless, no pun intended.

              1. re: taos

                Ha! Good one, tho. And I guess we don't disagree so much if she edited her OP. I hadn't noticed. Sharp knives are not a good lick. Butter knives.... any time. But only if nobody's looking '-)

                1. re: taos

                  I did edit my post..when I saw all the posts who thought that I was getting my kicks from some super big ass sharp as hell knife..
                  Entertaining over the holidays, I saw 6 people lick the dull knife, when cooking..made me think of all the times that I and others do this..

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    When I returned to this thread, I thought I was going crazy until I read taos's post about Beach Chick editing her post.

                    I thought I'd become dyslexic or worse, ignoring the whole "somewhat dull small serrated kitchen knife ... never a sharp knife" part, when making my first post.

                    1. re: Beach Chick

                      " I saw 6 people lick the dull knife, when cooking.."

                      WHILE COOKING? Meaning, they used it again after slobbering all over it. Oh. Oh, my.

                      1. re: chow_gal

                        hee hee
                        no silly...we all were making our own sandwiches and I only have DULL knives since I fear sharp ones..(that was a post, a couple of years ago) and one by one, they all licked their own DULL knife with the mayo and dijon mustard..a couple were cutting up the gooey brownies..but all of them licked the DULL knives, after it was all said and done.
                        Don't you all lick the DULL spoon after making a cake or brownie mix?
                        ; )

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          if your "knives" are as dull as a spoon, I would suggest a therapy session or two to overcome that razorbladeaphobia you got there!:-p