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4 Cooking Tips for Preventing a Kitchen Fire

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire in a Webster Groves, MO home

4 Tips You Should Implement to Prevent a Kitchen Fire

Every time you prepare to cook in your kitchen, it is important that you are aware of your surroundings and any potential fire hazards around you. The National Fire Protection Association states that cooking fires are the biggest cause of house fires, and the primary cause of cooking fires is unattended cooking. Here are four tips you should implement to prevent a kitchen fire in your home in Webster Groves, MO.

1. Stay in the Kitchen While Cooking

Never leave the kitchen when food is grilling, frying, boiling, or broiling. Even if you are roasting or baking food in the oven, stay close by and check on it regularly. Never leave the house with the oven or stove on to prevent extensive fire damage.

2. Keep Flammable Objects Off the Stove

Always make sure flammable objects like oven mitts, towels, or food wrappings are off the top of the stove. Even if you’re not using the stove, you can accidentally leave a burner on or the oven might get hot while baking or roasting something.

3. Roll Up Sleeves and Tie Back Hair

One of the most important tips for keeping yourself safe while cooking is to roll up long sleeves and tie back long hair. Also, avoid loose sleeves and other clothing that might get in the way and catch on fire while cooking.

4. Clean Up Grease Right Away

Prevent a grease fire by frequently cleaning oil and grease off your stovetop. If hot grease splatters while you’re cooking, quickly wipe it up.

All of these tips are great ways to prevent a kitchen fire from starting in your home. Remain attentive to your cooking, and act quickly if you see or smell something burning. In the case that a fire does start, be prepared to call 9-1-1 and have the number for fire damage cleanup services posted in your kitchen so you can quickly get the fire put out and cleaned up effectively.

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