Kitchen Safety

And we're (not) gonna let it burn, burn, burn... -Ellie G.

Causes of Burns and Fire

  • wear loose clothing, sleeves not rolled up, and untied hair
  • keeping flammable materials at least 3 feet close to you
  • Dirty equipment
  • using damp potholders and no oven mitts
  • not watching food carefully
  • not tilting the cover of a hot pan away from you
  • cleaning appliances while it's hot
  • standing in front of an oven while you open it
  • aerosol can close to heat
  • no fire extinguisher in sight

How to Prevent Burns and Fires


  • wear close-fitting clothes, roll up sleeves, and tie your hear
  • keep flammable materials at least 3 feet away from you
  • keep all equipment clean
  • use dry potholders and oven mitts to handle hot items
  • turn pot and pan handles toward the center of the range
  • watch foods carefully while they cook on the range
  • tilt the cover of a hot pan so steam flows away from you
  • wait until appliances have cooled down before cleaning them
  • stand to one side as you open a hot oven
  • keep aerosol cans away from heat
  • keep a fire extinguisher nearby
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ALWAYS keep your kitchen equipment clean