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Valentine's Day - Cooking Safety

Saturday 14 February 2015

All Day

Kitchen fire shopshire smlAre you cooking for a loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Make sure your date is not a recipe for disaster and hot for all the right reasons!

Cooking causes more accidental fires in the home than anything else.
Additionally, it also results in the most injuries and the second most
fatalities. Leaving your cooking unattended or getting distracted in the kitchen
could be a costly mistake to make. Don’t let it happen to you.

Below are a few simple tips that can reduce your chances of having a fire
whilst cooking.

  • Don’t drink and cook
  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Clean your grill/oven regularly as burnt food & fat can cause fires
  • Be extra careful with hot oil
  • Don’t overfill your chip pan- it shouldn’t be more than a third full!
  • Install smoke alarms and test them on a regular basis
  • When cooking on the hob, avoid leaving children alone in the kitchen
  • Take care if you’re wearing loose clothing as it can easily catch fire
  • Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob
  • Double check the cooker is off when you’ve finished cooking