I am sorry that this happened to you.
I use the heavy duty tongs as those cheapies twist very very easy.
I think a quick rinse and back on the heat you would have been fine.
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
"I wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.
"Heavily medicated for your protection.
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