We all use the kitchen every day. It is where most families spend a lot of their family time because we are always on the go. Many people spend their time in the kitchen when they are home, so it tends to be a place where thing gather and can become cluttered easily.
Here are a few easy things to look out for to keep you and your family safe from fire in the kitchen.
Never leave cooking unattended
Turn pot handles inward so they can't get hit by someone walking by
Set a timer to remind yourself to turn off burners and the oven
Keep stove and oven free of grease
Avoid clutter around cooking areas
Use potholders to handle hot food
Avoid the use of loose fitting clothes
Never put foil of other metals in a microwave oven.
Do not cook if you have recently taken medication that causes drowsiness.
If food catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pot and turn off the burner. Leave lid and pot in place until it cools.