Home Kitchen Safety Tips

Kitchen Safety Tips
 

I love cooking and I want my family and your family as well to be safe in the kitchen. That is why I have compiled a list of the basic home kitchen safety tips that you can apply in your kitchen for safety.

 

  • Knives and other sharp kitchen tools should be out of the reach of children. As well as matches and lighters.
  • Kitchen Knife Set
     

  • Place a childproof lock on cabinets with cleaning supplies, chemicals and with your medicines as well.
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  • Never ever leave children alone in your kitchen and you should supervise them at all times in the kitchen.
  • Child in The Kitchen
     

  • You should wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after preparing food especially when handling raw items such as meat and poultry.
  • Wash Hands With Warm, Soapy Water
     

  • Be careful when wearing jewelries such as bracelet as it can get tangled around pan or pot handles.
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  • Avoid wearing loose sleeves or sweaters when cooking.
  • man wearing appropriate clothing when cooking
     

  • Keep the kitchen floor clear from clutters and any obstacles to avoid trips.
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  • Wipe off or mop spills immediately as they happen to avoid slips.
  • Cleaning Kitchen Floors
     

  • Keep any electrical cords away from your stove top or burner, ovens and sinks.
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  • Don’t let perishable foods sit in the countertops for too long. Refrigerate them right after using foods that can spoil such as dairy products and meats.
  • Dairy products inside the fridge
     

  • Don’t put ready to eat food or cooked food on an unwashed chopping board especially if it was used for preparing raw food.
  • Cutting board with ready to eat food
     

  • Don’t add water in to a pan that has hot oil in it as it might splatter.
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  • Keep dish towels, pot holders and paper towels away from the burners to prevent them from catching a fire.
  • dish cloth
     

  • You can use a frying screen to cover the pans that will prevent grease from splattering. If somehow the grease catches fire, you should cover the pan using a lid to put out the fire. Using salts and baking soda will help too.
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  • It is wise to have a fire extinguisher for the kitchen as it can ward off a disaster.
  • Fire Extinguishers
     

  • Keep emergency numbers such as Poison Control and 911 in case of emergency.
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  • When sneezing or coughing, use tissues to cover your mouth and turn away from the food as you sneeze or cough. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water right after.
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  • You should hold the pot handle when using pots on your stove when stirring so that it won’t slip off the stove or burner.
  • Holding the pan while mixing
     

  • You shouldn’t leave your kitchen with pots cooking on the burner. And be sure to switch off the stove as soon you take off the pot.
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  • Do not position the pot handles on the front of your kitchen burner so that your children cannot grab them and also to avoid bumping into them when moving around the kitchen.
  • Bad position of Pot handle
     

  • Always check that you have turned off ovens, burners and cooking appliances before leaving your kitchen.
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  • When dealing with counter blenders, make sure it is unplugged before touching its blades.
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  • When bread gets stuck in your toaster, do not stick a fork or knife into the toaster to retrieve it as you might get shock. You can use bamboo or wooden chopsticks to get the bread out. But make sure to unplug the toaster before doing it.
  • toasting bread
     

  • Avoid talking on the phone while cooking as it can distract you that might result to accidents. You should also know that mobile phones can be riddled with bacteria.
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  • Do not force to reach high shelves in the kitchen to avoid any accidents. Use a step stool to easily reach those high places.
  • High Kitchen Shelves

 

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