If you plan on cooking this holiday season, you need to know these home cooking safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Always make sure to keep flammable items away from heat, this way a fire is not started within your home. If you aren’t using an appliance, unplug it. This not only is safer but it will save you money on your electric bill. Keep your kitchen clean as that will help prevent fires and also be more appealing looks wise. Never cook while drunk or under the influence of drugs. Always make sure you have smoke alarms active as well.
- Keep dishcloths, towels, papers, and other flammable items away from heated areas such as the stove.
- If you are not using a coffee maker or other appliance, unplug it.
- Do not cook if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol or when you are very sleepy.
“Did you know that cooking accounts for roughly 47% of home fires annually?”