Posted By Crossen Kooi || 25-Nov-2013
Crossen Kooi Law would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. We also want everyone to be safe over this holiday weekend – not only if you are traveling near and far to visit family and friends, but please encourage the chef in your family to play it safe in the kitchen. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day throughout the year for house and kitchen fires.
Below are some safety tips from the United States Fire Administration:
– Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
– Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
– Keep children away from the stove, deep fryers, knives, electrical cords, matches, lighters, lit candles and hot food and liquids.
– Keep the floor clear of items that could cause someone to trip.
– Make sure smoke alarms are working.
– Keep towels, pot holders and curtains away from flames, ovens, and stove tops.
– Clean cooking surfaces regularly to prevent grease buildup, which can start fires.
– Never use the stove or oven to heat your home.
– Double-check the kitchen before you go to bed or leave the house to make sure all appliances are turned off.
– Don’t wear long or flowing clothing while cooking.
– Heat cooking oil slowly to avoid burns from spattering grease. Be extra careful when cooking deep-fried food.