Cooking Safety
11/21/2019 10:21:00 AM

The holidays are upon us! And that means food. It’s fun to cook with friends and family but it’s important to keep safety in mind, even in the kitchen. Thanksgiving is the worst day for kitchen fires and it is important to be extra alert.

Top Three Causes of Kitchen Fires

  • Unattended cooking

  • Placing flammables near the stove

  • Forgetting to turn off cooking equipment

The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips on how to cook safely.

Safety Tips

  • Be alert! Stoves can be dangerous, so don’t use dangerous cooking ware if you are extremely fatigued or under the influence.

  • Don’t leave the kitchen when you have food frying, baking, broiling, or any kind of cooking.

  • Keep flammables, such as oven mitts, food packaging and towels away from the stove-top.

What to do in Case of Fire

  • In case of a stove-top fire turn off the burner. Smother the flames by sliding a lid over the flaming pan. 

  • In case of an oven fire, turn the oven off and keep the door closed until the fire burns itself out.

  • If the fire is too much to fight, get out of the house and call 9-1-1.

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