Kitchen safety is always important but even more so during holiday cooking. Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings around delicious meals and savory desserts fit for the occasion. By adhering to the following kitchen safety tips, you can ensure a safer and happier Thanksgiving season.
- Never leave food cooking on the stove or in the oven unattended. Make sure someone is watching over any food being cooked to prevent accidents with fire.
- Never allow young children in the kitchen when cooking to avoid the possibility of accidents.
- Keep items that can easily catch fire such as plastics, dish cloths, pot holders, aprons, etc., away from the stove during cooking.
- Wear clothes with short sleeves or tight fitting sleeves when you are cooking as dangling sleeves over a burner can very easily catch on fire.
- Use pot holders or oven mitts when removing hot pots and pans from the stove or oven to avoid getting burned.
- Make sure all your kitchen equipment is working properly before you start cooking to reduce the risk of electric shocks or fire.
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