I’ve written about stovetop fire extinguishers before, but I also want to share some general stovetop and oven safety tips with you. Since I’ve been working from home, I’m cooking a lot more and using my stovetop and/or oven daily, and that’s true for many others these days!
Here are some easy tips to follow for safe cooking:
- Make sure your stove and oven hood are correctly installed.
- Have a working and updated fire extinguisher nearby.
- Tie long hair back and tuck in loose clothing.
- Wear non-slip footwear.
- Make sure to use protective hot mitts when moving pots and pans.
- Be careful not to splash hot oil – ouch! (using a splatter guard may help)
- Turn pot handles inward so they won’t be bumped and knocked off.
- Don’t leave stovetop pans unattended and make sure everything is turned off when done.
- Keep your stove and oven clean, because grease and debris from cooking can ignite.
- Do not use the oven for storage.
Also, since I’ve been doing more cooking, I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my kitchen knife set. Know your knives!
We all know that accidents happen, but these tips could make a world of difference when it comes to protecting yourself, your home, and your family.
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