It’s National Country Cooking Month, so we’re covering cooking safety. This way you can be safe AND enjoy your tasty meal. It’s a win-win situation.
Being safe while cooking has a number of steps.
- Always stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling any food.
- If you are baking or roasting food, you want to check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while the food cooks, and use a timer to help remind you when food is done.
- Be sure to keep anything flammable away from the stove.
- Cook with a lid next to your pan. This way, if something were to start on fire, you can put the lid on, turn off the power, and extinguish the fire this way.
- Turn pot handles to the back of the stove. This way no one can bump into them or pull them onto the ground.
- Always use an oven mit when carrying a hot pan, etc.
- Wearing short sleeves or a shirt with tight sleeves is the best choice when cooking
Did you know that unattended cooking is the leading cause for kitchen fires?
You can find more facts and information, including expanded details on some of the above facts, at U.S Fire Administration.