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Precautions when cooking with gas

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

Keep stove clean and clear for safety.

Tips on cooking (with Gas) safely:

  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • Never get distracted.
  • Never allow a child to cook without adult supervision.
  • Keep the flame from extending past the pot sides.
  • Turn pot handles away from the stove edge.
  • Keep stoves and cook tops free of grease and fat build-up.

Gas Stove Safety Tips

  • Check the pilot light. Some older gas stoves are equipped with pilot lights which stay lit when the stove is not on.
  • Clean the burners regularly.
  • Keep handles to the side.
  • Inspect your smoke alarm.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close.

Basic Rules of Kitchen Safety

  • Store knives in a wooden block or in a drawer.
  • Never cook in loose clothes and keep long hair tied back.
  • Never cook while wearing dangling jewelry.
  • Keep potholders nearby and use them.
  • Turn pot handles away from the front of the stove.
  • Don't let temperature-sensitive foods sit out in the kitchen.

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