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4 Tips to Keep the Kitchen Safe While Cooking
Did you know one of the leading causes of home fires and injuries occur in the kitchen? The consequences of having a fire in the home can be devastating. Not only for the financial repercussions, but for something far more serious - personal injury or even death.
Spending time in the kitchen should be fun and relaxing. However, it is also a time of making responsible choices to help keep it a safe place for you and your family.1: The first tip is to be alert and awake when operating kitchen appliances.
If you are tired when cooking, put on some music or open some windows to help stay alert. If you have to walk away from the kitchen while your dinner is in the oven, make sure to set a timer. This will help in case you become distracted with a phone call, TV show or accidentally fall asleep on the couch.2: The second tip is to keep flammable objects away from any heat sources such as ovens or stoves.
The third tip
is dealing with the issue of children in the
4: The fourth tip is to never carry a grease fire from a pan to the kitchen sink.
As your children become older and begin to help in the kitchen, practice these safety rules by acting them out in kitchen fire drills. This way should a fire occur, you and your children will know what to do.
Whether preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night dessert, these four tips are important to keeping your kitchen a safe and hazard free area.
This article was contributed by SimpleItalianCooking - a website featuring quick and easy Italian recipes and Italian kitchenware such as large pasta bowls and other items.
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