Chrissy Teigen Shares Hilarious But Deeply Relatable Kitchen Nightmare

Who among us has not been betrayed by the devious eater of fingertips: the mandoline?

Truly ask anyone who has used the foul, bladed beast -- or knows of someone who has -- and you'll be talking to someone all too keen to show you the finger they accidentally sliced off while trying to get paper-thin potatoes.

Queen of relatability Chrissy Teigen posted a video on her cookbook 'Cravings' Instagram account detailing her own horror show -- a two-for-one special when it came to mandoline maimings that resulted in a visit to the emergency room.

Chrissy Teigen Mandoline Horror Story
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the ER. Image: Instagram.



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If you don't know, a mandoline is basically just a giant, incredibly sharp blade that you can run veggies through to get slices at a certain, precise thickness.

According to the 'New York Times', in 2011 there were an estimated 21,699 visits to US emergency rooms due to cuts from slicers.

For Teigen, it was all in the hopes of getting perfectly thin potatoes for her mum's scalloped potato recipe.

Setting her husband John Legend to work, she said it wasn't long before the musician let out a cry of pain.

"He always makes a big noise because men can't handle pain very well," Teigen claimed in an Instagram update.

"I was like, 'What is it?' and he was like, 'I cut my finger on the mandoline'. When I say he cut his finger ... he sliced the entire tip off of it."

Reminding us that "all John has is his fingers", Teigen said she made the brave decision to take over slicing duty.

An important PSA. Photo: Instagram.

But Teigen's all but brief stint at the helm did not go to plan.

"One pass through the mandoline and, I too, cut my finger off immediately," she said.

The pair had no choice but to head to the ER to get their fingers re-attached.

While many of the comments on the video are about how hilarious the whole ordeal is, there are just as many that range from "SAME" to "I did the same thing!!!!" and "This same thing happened to me when I was pregnant. Not fun at all".

Luckily, the experience meant Teigen discovered kevlar gloves which, while they do reduce the risk of finger-slicing, can't completely protect you from the insatiable bloodlust of a mandoline.

They do get those potatoes sliced super thin though.

Featured image: Instagram @chrissyteigen.john