In the Kitchen

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Holiday Safety in the Kitchen

    • Never leave cooking unattended. This is the leading cause of kitchen fires.
    • Let your family know about the importance of paying attention to cooking.
    • If distracted by another activity or a phone call, turn off the heat before leaving the kitchen.
    • Turn pot or pan handles inward to prevent burns caused by overturned pots.
    • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves to avoid clothes catching fire.
    • Keep flammable materials, such as curtains, newspapers or plastic bags, away from heat sources such as
    • burners and the oven.
    • Have a pot lid nearby to smother a pan fire.
    • If frying foods, use a temperature-controlled electric skillet or deep-fat fryer
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