You might think that your kitchen is totally safe, but there are a few things you likely have or don’t have in your kitchen that can make a huge difference. You need to be careful in the kitchen, as it’s one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Here are some tips to help you make your kitchen safer:
Towels and Clothes:
The type of towels you have can actually be more or less flammable. If you’re leaving these near your cooker, you could be setting yourself up for disaster! You should also think about what you wear while you’re in the kitchen. If you wear a loose clothing, make sure that you don’t let it hang near the cooker. Wearing the same thing for a while might mean that you get a little careless, and you don’t want to end up having to stop, drop, and roll!
You won’t always have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, but you should. It can be really easy for a fire to start, so make sure you have something that can help you in case of an emergency. You don’t need to have a huge fire extinguisher on the wall if you’re not a business. You can buy smaller fire extinguishers for the home that are just as effective.
Extension Cord Messes:
Take a look around your kitchen. Do you have a bit of an extension cord mess going on? Many people do and they don’t think much of it. Make sure you tidy these cords as best you can. Having them dragging on the floor is a bad idea. Especially if you have pets and kids!
If you’ve had your gas oven for a while, you can begin to experience problems. Not only that, if the pilot light goes out, you might get a leak. It’s best to keep a window slightly ajar, just in case. That is until a professional can get to you! You may want to invest in a new oven before things go awry if you’ve had yours for a while.
Your microwave can be more dangerous than you'd think. If there’s a problem with it, it can cause health problems to people in the home. You should invest in microwave testing to be sure that yours is OK, especially if you use it for commercial purposes. Many experts recommend that you don’t use the microwave for cooking much, as it’s suspected that even eating too much microwaved food can cause problems.
Your Cutlery & Accessories:
Your cutlery and kitchen accessories can be dangerous if you’re not careful too. Sharp knives and cheese graters all need to be treated with great care to ensure your safety. Make sure nothing is left out for little hands to grab either!
Well, how dangerous is your kitchen? Hopefully, you’ll be able to fix some of the problems using this guide. You and your family will feel so much safer in your home. Peace of mind is important. See you next time!