Cooking fire safety tips

Posted 04/03/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.

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Around 60% of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen – follow our tips below to help keep you and your family safe:

  • Don’t leave pans unattended
  • Try to avoid getting distracted while cooking
  • Keep flammable items (tea towels etc) away from hobs
  • Try to keep the oven, hob, cooker hood and grill clean to minimise the chance of fire
  • Always supervise children and pets in the kitchen and keep all pan handles turned inwards
  • Never put metal in the microwave
  • Avoid cooking under the influence of alcohol
  • If oil starts to smoke, take it off the heat to cool down
  • Ensure the toaster is kept clean and not placed under flammable objects (e.g. curtains)
  • Double check that ovens, hobs etc are turned off when you are finished cooking

It is worth considering purchasing a fire blanket and/or fire extinguisher for use in the kitchen. Call us on 0191 523 7870 or email [email protected] for more advice today!