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Kitchen Safety
Checklist

 
Look around your kitchen for potential dangers!
  • Keep a first aid kit handy and make sure that supplies are replaced when they are used.
  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for small fires.
  • Make sure your hands are utensils are clean before you start cooking.
  • Always pick up a knife by the handle, not the blade. Be careful when cutting.
  • Never put your hands near the beaters of an electric mixer while itís running.
  • Never open a food processor until the blades quit running.
  • Keep clean, dry oven mitts next to the stove and oven and use them to take things out of the oven and microwave.
  • When cooking on top of the stove, make sure all pot handles are turned toward the center.
  • Turn off the oven or burners on the stove as soon as you finish cooking.
  • Do not turn on a microwave oven when it is empty.
  • Use only utensils and cookware that are microwave safe in the microwave oven.
  • Make sure to open covered or sealed dishes very slowly to prevent burns from the hot steam. Tilt the cover away from your face and hands.
  • When using sharp utensils or cooking with heat, make sure that an adult is nearby so that you can ask for help if you need it.
 



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