Cooking Safety this Thanksgiving Holiday

Whether you are gathering for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, keep safety in mind if you decide to forgo takeout and use your oven this year. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires. And if you are considering frying a turkey this year, BE CAREFUL! The US Fire Administration has some recommendations if you decide to fry a turkey this year.

Here are a few more thankful safety tips:

  • Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires
  • Keep children at least 3 feet away for the stove
  • Unplug kitchen electrical items which have a heating element such as coffee pots, rice cookers and toasters, when not in use
  • If a fire starts on the stove top, cover it with a lid or metal cookie sheet and turn the stove off. Do not throw water on a grease fire.

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