Friday, February 3, 2017
Don't let a kitchen fire sideline your Super Bowl party this weekend! Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries, with home fires more likely to start in the kitchen than any other room in the home.
We have four kitchen tips to help you "advance" your fire safety skills while preparing food for yourself and your party guests:
1. Keep your eye on the ball. Do not leave the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen, even to quickly catch that instant replay, turn off the stove first.
2. Sideline flammable items. Keep your guests and anything that can catch fire—like foam fingers, pom-poms, paper football plates and jerseys—away from the stove.
3. Run pet interference. Keep furry friends off cooking surfaces and counter tops to prevent them from knocking things onto the burner.
4. Stay in the game. Remain in the home while simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food. Check it regularly and use a timer (not the game clock) to remind you that food is cooking.
Have a great weekend!