Kitchen Fire Prevention – What You Need to Know

August 27, 2021

Latest in Kitchen Fire PreventionMore fires start in the kitchen than in any other room.  These fires can be expensive; since even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage.  That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.

  • The most recent research tells us: Never leave cooking food unattended.  Doing so is the number one cause of kitchen fires.
  • Make sure cooking appliances, especially deep fryers, are safety certified by the appropriate government agency.
  • When using oil in a frying pan, always heat slowly at no more than a medium heat setting.
  • Always turn off stove burners and other cooking appliances immediately after cooking.
  • Never attempt to put out a grease fire with water.  Use baking soda or a fire extinguisher.
  • Never remove or cover up a smoke detector due to nuisance alarms.  The one alarm that isn’t a nuisance may save your life.
  • Finally, experts say that if you can’t put out a fire immediately, get everyone out of the home and call emergency services.