Thanksgiving is almost here, and chances are, you planning on cooking a delicious turkey dinner for your family and relatives. Just remember that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, so please be safe and check out the collection of cooking tips we have assembled for you below.
From Cal FIRE:
- Keep children a safe distance from hot liquids and cooking surfaces.
- Always use potholders.
- Hot grease causes severe burns. Avoid using deep fat fryers around children.
- Clean the exhaust hood and duct over the stove regularly and wipe up spilled grease as soon as the surface of the stove is cool.
- It’s wise to have a fire extinguisher near the kitchen. Keep it 10 feet away from the stove on the exit side of the kitchen.
- Never pour water on a grease fire; turn off the stove and cover the pan with a lid, or close the oven door.
- Keep pot handles on the stove pointing to the back and always watch young children in the kitchen.
- Don’t store items on the stovetop because they could catch fire.
- Keep kitchen appliances clean and in good condition.
- Follow instructions carefully when using microwave ovens.
- Be sure your stove is not located under a window where curtains are hanging.