Did you know?
- The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
- Most cooking fires in the home involve the stove top.
- Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
- By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.
Take these steps to keep your family safe.
Article courtesy: Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
- Stand by your pan: If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off
- Keep anything that can catch on fire away from the stove top. Oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, and curtains should be kept clear from the stove.
- Watch what you are cooking: Fires start when the heat is too high. If you see smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove: Then no one can bump them or pull them over.
- Keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby: Turn off the heat and use a pan lid or baking sheet to cover the pan if it catches on fire.
- Baking soda: Baking soda will put out a small grease fire. DO NOT USE WATER on a grease fire.
- Cooking and Kids: Have a "Kid-free" zone. You should have at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food is prepared and carried.
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