Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips
Posted on 11/19/2018

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, hopefully filled with family, friends and delicious food. Historically, however, Thanksgiving is also the top day of the year for home cooking fires.

So as we wish everyone a great day, we also hope you'll take a minute to review these tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep it a safe one as well:

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
• Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
• Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
• Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
• Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
• Keep knives out of the reach of children.
• 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.
• Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
• Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.