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Keeping Your Kitchen Safe From Fires

Mar 14, 2008
You probably haven't thought about this, but a large portion of the home fires that take place are due to bad cooking preferences. Studies suggests that approximately 400,000 fires annually are caused by them and there exist a number of actions you can perform to prevent this from happening when you are preparing dinner.

The first thing you should think about is what to put on during preparing food. Making sure you have sweaters that are loose can catch fire sooner than one could bat an eye. Attempt to avoid storing necessary things over the stove like flour and other items you could require while cooking. It is a bad idea to reach over a stove burner or any hot surface for anything.

If you do have an oil fire in the kitchen, you have a few options to extinguish it. You can put it out using a pot lid as long as it is contained to a pan. One thing you can use is baking soda to put out small fires that can start underneath stove eye because of grease.

The grease that you have to heat before you begin should be worked at slowly and you need never leave it unattended. Do not permit oneself to become preoccupied with other household tasks or family members, due to the fact that that might distract you from the most pertinent thing which ought to be dealt with: the food.

You should also not let any of the kids or pets in the kitchen. Something cooking on the stove could be knocked off and cause severe injury or worse, death. I have seen many people with burn scars on their faces, arms , legs and other body areas.
You should also remember to call the fire department if there is a fire in the kitchen that you even remotely are unsure about your ability to control. This can save your life and the lives of everyone else in the house.

Remember that when you have a home fire, there are no second chances and no do-overs. Your life, your families and even the pets can pay with their life if you are not prepared to handle the situations as they arise. But the best method is to prevent the fire or risk of it all together.

Keeping your home and kitchen safe is really not that hard if you stop to think about something being out of place and in harms way.
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