Kitchen Tips for Festive Cooking

Festive cooking is so much fun, but kitchen safety is a priority. Did you know? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Many common injuries in the kitchen are entirely preventable.

For starters, keep a look out for these potential hazards.

•         Food left unsupervised on a stove, in an oven or in a microwave

•         A dish towel too close to the burner

•         A coffee pot left on accidentally

          can cause fires, and consequently scalding or burns.

•         Grease spills

•         Old mats / rugs

          can cause slips and falls.

Observing basic rules of kitchen safety is a good habit to develop. Here’s a checklist.

•         Never leave anything unattended and always check that appliances are switched off if you are not using them.

•         Raw meat, fish, and certain dairy products can spoil quickly, so refrigerate or freeze them right away.

•         Wash your hands in hot, soapy water before and after handling food, particularly raw meats. Use paper towels to dry hands.

•         Store knives in a wooden block or in a drawer. Make sure the knives are out of the reach of children.

•         Children should be supervised at all times whilst in the kitchen.

•         Never cook in loose clothes and keep long hair tied back. You don’t want anything accidentally catching fire!

•         Turn pot handles away from the front of the stove. Children can’t grab them, and adults can’t bump into them if they’re out of the way.

•         Wipe up spills immediately. Keep the floor dry so that no one slips and falls. Get rid of old mats or rugs without traction.

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