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3 Ways To Prevent A Kitchen Fire

Fire Prevention

Learn how to be safe while you are cooking in the kitchen.

The last thing you want to happen when you are cooking dinner for your whole family is for a fire start causing you to evacuate your home.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  It is critical to be fully aware of any fire hazards when you are cooking in your home kitchen.  Luckily, there a few simple ways to prevent a fire when you are cooking in the kitchen so that you can keep your family safe.

Stay In The Kitchen

One of the most effective ways to prevent a kitchen fire is to stay in your kitchen while you are cooking.  Kitchen fires mostly occur when people leave food cooking on the stove or in the oven unattended.  If you have to leave the room while you are cooking, turn off your stove or oven and remove all pots and pans from those areas.  It is critical to be fully aware and present while you are cooking to prevent a potential home disaster.

Dispose Of Grease Properly

When disposing of grease after cooking, never throw it away in the garbage at all especially if it is hot.  If hot cooking grease is in your garbage, it can potentially cause something to burn leading to a house fire.  It is critical to let grease cool after cooking and put it in an old coffee can.  You should let the coffee can fill up and then dispose of it once trash collection comes around.

Be Prepared To Put It Out

You should always be prepared in the case a kitchen fire occurs, and you need to know how to put it out quickly.  In the case of a stovetop fire, put a proper fitting lid over the pot or pan to smother the fire.  You should always have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, and you should learn how to use it without injuring yourself.  Never use water to put out a kitchen fire, and do not move a burning pan into the sink because you will risk the fire spreading.

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