Thanksgving Cooking Safety

Don’t let a cooking fire ruin your Thanksgiving Holiday

Ed Jenson
November 22, 2017 - 11:50 am

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

•             Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking so you can keep an eye on the food

•             Keep a three foot kid/pet free zone from the stove and away

•             Roll up sleeves before turning on the burner. Low hanging clothing can easily catch fire and cause severe burns.

•             Never cook if you are taking medicine that makes you drowsy or when you are sleepy.

•             Keep flammable materials away from burners. This includes but not limited to towels, paper towels, oven mitts, food wrappers, pot holders, pizza boxes, and other paper, plastic, and fabric materials.

•             Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.

•             Make sure your smoke alarms are working. 

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