all the electric appliances & burners are turned off before you leave the
electrical appliances away from water to avoid electrical shock. And stay away
from electrical sockets, ESPECIALLY if your hands are wet.
paper towels, dish towels and pot holders are kept away from the stovetop, so
they won't catch fire.
add water to a dish that has hot oil in it. It could splatter, and someone
could get hurt.
fire safety in the kitchen. Don't wear loose fitting clothing.
knives or other sharp objects into a full sink. Someone could reach in and
accidentally get hurt.
cooking unattended. If you must leave the kitchen for some reason, turn the
heat off & take something with you to remind you that you have something
reaching over the stove for anything while cooking. Store frequently needed
items in other areas of the kitchen.
children & pets away from cooking areas entirely.
grease build-up from the stove, oven & exhaust fan regularly. Cooking
grease & oil ignite easily & burn rapidly.
yourself from steam when uncovering food, especially microwave servings. Steam
can cause serious burns.
pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one accidentally bumps into them
and knocks a pot over.
Always make sure your knives are kept clean and
sharpened. A dull knife will slip and cut you long before a sharp one will.
Never cut toward you or down into your hand. Play it safe.
stove-top clean and clear. Keep food and grease from building up by cleaning
often and keep things that can catch fire, like pot holders or wooden utensils,
away from heat.
|Do not put
any metallic materials in the microwave oven, which may cause sparks and
eventually damage the microwave.
boil-over's by not overfilling pots. Use recommended temperatures instead of
increasing the heat to reduce cooking time.
|Use a burner
that's the appropriate size for the pan you're using.
your hands in hot, soapy water, scrubbing for 10-15 seconds before and after
handling raw meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs. Wash fresh vegetables and fruits
disinfect sinks and often-touched kitchen surfaces, such as, handles on
refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, faucets, countertops, drawers,
and cabinets. The kitchen sink drain, disposal and connecting pipe are often
launder dish cloths and sponges.