Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Home Tips | 0 comments

Thanksgiving – this year on November 27 – is just a few weeks away, and with the holidays, many of us also spend more time in the kitchen. Even if you aren’t preparing the “big holiday meal,” you are still baking pies and cooking side dishes to take to the big event.

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Unfortunately, more kitchen fires happen the week of Thanksgiving than any other time of the year, so keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Make sure you have a working fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
  • Don’t ever leave the stove unattended – even for a few minutes.
  • Keep small children out of the kitchen – or at least a very safe distance away from hot surfaces.
  • Keep pets out of the kitchen. They get excited by the activity and smells, too, and can trip you up or get hurt themselves.
  • Don’t wear loose clothing when cooking or baking.
  • And finally … don’t overstuff the garbage disposal. You don’t want to pay the holiday rate for a service call to your plumber.

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