Even with COVID-19 forcing our Thanksgiving to be smaller, a lot of us will still be preparing a lot of traditional Thanksgiving foods. Take a look at these safety preparedness items for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Make sure to keep yourself and your family safe!
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking so that you can keep an eye on the food. Unattended cooking is the leading factor in home cooking fires. Keep an eye on your items while they are cooking so that you can be prepared for the unexpected.
- Keep an eye on what you fry! Most cooking fires start when frying food.
- Move things that can burn away from the stove. This includes dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over.
- In case of an oven fire, turn off the oven and keep the door closed until it’s cool.
- Be a safe cook and wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire.
Tiny Turkey Safety
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
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