So many of us spend so much time in the kitchen on a weekly basis; how much time do you spend thinking about kitchen safety? I heard this week from the folks at Liberty Mutual that October is National Fire Safety Month, and to raise awareness of the dangers lurking in the kitchen, they shared their site BeFireSmart.com, which includes simple tips to keep you safe while whipping up delicious treats. Do you follow these tips?
Have you ever had a kitchen fire or other scary cooking experience? Time to tell all!
BeFireSmart.com – Tips for a Fire Safe Kitchen
1.Keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher in a place where it is easy to access.
2.Be sure you are properly trained to use your fire extinguisher.
3.Never leave anything on the stove or under the broiler unattended.
4.Keep any flammables such as dishtowels and plastic/paper food packaging well away from the stove.
5.Maintain a three-foot kid-free and pet-free zone around the stove.
6.Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing while you are cooking.
7.Pay close attention while frying or grilling.
8.Ensure oven mitts or potholders are dry. If wet, they won’t protect you from the heat.
9.Smother oven or microwave fires by turning off the appliance and keeping the door closed.
10.Never attempt to fight a fire that spreads quickly or won’t go out. Close the door, leave your house and call the fire department from outside.