I agree with the posters who said “fingers”. Last time I got one of mine was slicing a potato on a mandoline (for au gratin potatoes) and wasn’t paying enough attention. Took a considerable piece of my finger. Lots of blood, weeks of neosporin and bandaids. (But I got out of doing the dishes!)
Other than that, someone once said the most dangerous tool in the kitchen is a dull knife.
@yeld We once grew some large pumpkins in the garden. Their walls were so thick that slicing them up with a knife was out of the question. They I thought of my Sawzall - it made cutting them up a breeze. Many good pies were made.
@Hrairoo or you could wear gloves (i say, after roasting, peeling, and seeding some 15+ pounds of mysteriously hot AF hatch chiles this year without gloves and regretting it…and then doing it again a second time XD)
garlic, but not because it’s small. it’s just annoying and sticky and takes the most hand/grip strength for me to get it the way i want it. (grated or minced fine, or mashed into a paste with salt.) i have a repetitive stress injury in my hands from my years in data storage and it makes certain tasks uncomfortable. but garlic is delicious so i put up with it. (and jar-lic doesn’t cut it.)
ETA: onions don’t bother me since i almost exclusively use vidalias. sometimes red onion is necessary but i don’t chop too much at a time. shallots though, those things will make me go blind from irritation & tears.
But gagh must be eaten while it is still fresh and lively!
Colonel Kira Nerys : There are varieties of gagh?
Ezri Dax : Oh, yes. I can remember what each one tastes like. And the way they feel when you… swallow them. Torgud gagh wiggles. Filden gagh squirms. Meshta gagh jumps…
[She starts dry-heaving; the conversation continues as she composes herself]
Ezri Dax : …Bithool gagh has feet.
Ezri Dax : Wistan gagh is packed in Targ blood…
[she looks nauseated]
Ezri Dax : I have to go now.