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Cooking Safely in the Kitchen

Cooking Safely in the Kitchen

By Safety & Maintenance Tips

Fire prevention is on our minds this month as October is Fire Prevention Month.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), based on 2010-2014 annual averages, unattended cooking is the leading factor in home cooking fires.  The USFA offers the following ways you can prevent cooking fires in your home:

  • Stand by your pan:  If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off.
  • Watch what you are cooking:  Fires start when the heat is too high.  If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove:  In doing so, no one can bump them or pull handles over the stove top.
  • Keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby:  Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire.  This action will put out the fire.
  • Wear short sleeves or roll your sleeves up.

We hope you stay safe in the kitchen and prevent a devastating cooking fire.