Thanksgiving is almost us. It’s a time for us to give thanks for our blessing and celebrate with family over a wonderful meal. Sadly, the kitchen is also the place where two out of every five home fires start. What should be a wonderful time can turn into a tragedy for families. As you approach the holiday cooking season, use the following tips from ESFI.com to make your holiday cooking safer.
Holiday Cooking Safety Tips
- Never leave cooking equipment unattended.
- Turn burners off when you leave the room.
- Make sure children stay three feet away from all cooking appliances.
- Clean your exhaust fan and duct over your stove regularly.
- Wear close or tight fitting clothes when cooking. Loose fitting clothes can catch on fire.
- Use the back burners and turn the pot handles in away from reaching hands
- Locate all appliances away from the sink.
- Plug countertop appliances into ground fault circuits.
- Keep appliances away from hot surfaces like stove tops.
- Unplug countertop appliances when not in use.
Use the above holiday cooking safety tips to make your holiday celebrations safe and happy.