It’s no surprise that firefighters report Thanksgiving, a holiday centered and celebrated around the kitchen table, as the most common day for home fires to occur.
What cooking fiascos spark the most flames?
Here are a few tips to make sure your turkey is the only thing getting roasted this Thanksgiving!
- Make sure you clean up grease as you go, especially near the oven – it’s highly flammable! If a grease fire does ignite, NEVER throw water on it. Instead, smother the fire by placing a lid on the pan.
- It’s easy to litter your countertop with oven mitts, cooking trash, decorations, alcoholic beverages…but keep them away from the hot surface to avoid accidental fires.
- You know that fancy glassware you brought out to impress your in-laws? Don’t place it on a hot stove top – if the dish gets too warm, the glass may shatter.
- While you can’t always avoid questions from nosy family members at the dinner table, you can prevent kids from getting into danger by creating a 3-foot “kid-free” radius around any hot grease or stove tops in the kitchen. It’s fun to involve your child in your turkey day traditions, but you should never hold them close to hot surfaces or allow them to help out while handling hot grease.
- Avoid turkey fryers! Have to fry your bird this year? Make sure it’s not frozen or wet before dropping it into the hot oil.
On behalf of everyone at Unified, I want to wish you a very happy and turkey filled Thanksgiving!
Have fun with your family and stay safe!
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