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Practice Safe Cooking Habits this Holiday Season

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

A cooked turkey is on a table with other food items. The text reads "lets' talk turkey safety" Kitchen & Cooking Safety

According to the US Fire Administration, over 51% of home fires resulted from cooking. No doubt the risk of a fire goes up during the holiday season where cooking plays a prominent part in the festivities. Practicing safe cooking habits in the kitchen can help lower that percentage.

Protect Your Family with These Safe Cooking Tips:

  • Keep children out of the kitchen. Many hot foods & liquids create a high risk area for burns.
  • Don't leave cooking unattended. Items can overheat or spillover, this is especially dangerous with gas stoves.    
  • Use caution when using fryers and working with hot oil. Operate at a safe distance in case oil catches fire.
  • Keep flammable items away from heat sources. These can include, Pot Holders, Wooden/Plastic Utensils, Towels, or Food Packaging.
  • Make sure smoke alarms have batteries and are working.
  • If possible, keep a fire extinguisher in kitchen area.

Above all, use common sense to avoid injuries or fires in your kitchen. Keep you and your family safe this holiday season by practicing safe kitchen habits.

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