All Fired Up!

Karina’s ‘Hot’ Safety Tip!

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One can become all ‘fired’ up, when the kitchen is on fire. Worse still, someone can get seriously injured, or even die. This is a serious issue and needs to remain a ‘hot’ topic in kitchen and house safety.

According to www.nfpa.org/education:

– The leading cause of fires in the kitchen, is due to unattended cooking

– Most cooking fires in the home, involve the stovetop

The list of kitchen safety tips are endless, however, the following are some of the most common tips you may discover:

– Do not operate a kitchen cooktop, stove, oven or other heatable kitchen appliance, when you are fatigued or have consumed alcohol

– NEVER leave your kitchen unattended, when you are cooking on any heatable mechanism, machine, equipment, appliance, oven, stove etc.

– Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking, so you can monitor the environment in your kitchen in order to prevent fires from occurring

– If a fire does occur, get yourself out of there immediately and call Emergency ASAP!

– Use a timer and/or alarm to remind yourself that you have food cooking

– Keep anything combustible away from your cooking, stovetop, oven, appliance, etc. Examples of combustible material include, but are not limited to, the following: wooden spoons, plastic cutlery, oven mitts, dishcloths, curtains, food packaging, paper towels, tissues, deodorants, insect repellants, etc.

– Do not allow children anywhere near any heated appliance, stove, cooktop, etc.

N.B. Some of the above information was depicted from www.nfpa.org/education.

The above list is not exhaustive. There are many other things you can do in the kitchen to remain safe in all areas, including, but not limited to, fire kitchen safety.

Avoid getting all ‘fired’ up or becoming another ‘hot’ statistic, by implementing the above safety tips!

Stay safe!

Karina x

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