Cooking Safety Tips

  • Never, ever leave the kitchen with something cooking on the stove.  Remove it from the heat and turn off the burner - even if you're stepping away for a moment!


  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, curtains, paper products — away from your stovetop.


  • Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or if the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner, let the pan cool, while you STAND BY AND WATCH. Smoke is a warning that the oil is too hot!


  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove, so they don't get knocked into.


  • Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.


  • Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.


  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.


  • Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, on each level of your home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. Use the test button to check it each month.


  • Use a timer when cooking, so you don't lose track of time.


  • NEVER throw water on a grease fire!  It reacts violently with hot grease, and results in "splashing" the fire, and it WILL cause injury.

  • If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable extinguishing the fire, get everyone out of your home.  Call the fire department from outside. 

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