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Posted on: February 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Cook Safely This Super Bowl Weekend

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Did you know?

  • 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking
  • Burn injuries continue to be a leading cause of injury in the United States and Canada, especially in children.
  • Preventing a burn injury is always better than the pain and trauma of medical treatment afterward.

Game Day Cooking Safety Tips: 

For those of you gathering for the Super Bowl , safety in the kitchen is an important element to an enjoyable game day experience. To ensure you and your family stay safe, please review some top tips to remember when prepare your favorite foods!

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. 
  • Stay in the house 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 a room with a lit candle. 
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

If your food does catch on fire...

1. Cover the pan with its lid. A cookie sheet works too. Leave covered until the pan is cool. NEVER move the pot or carry it outside - the pot is too hot to handle and the contents may splash, causing a severe burn.

2. Turn the heat off. With the lid on and the heat off, the fire should quickly put itself out. NEVER use water to put out a kitchen fire. Water will cause the oil to splatter and spread the fire, or scald you as it vaporizes.

3. If the fire is inside the oven or microwave, keep the door shut and turn it off. Keep closed until the oven is cool.

4. If the fire gets out of control- get out, stay out and call 9-1-1. Don’t return inside for any reason.

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