Your kitchen is likely to be one of the most important rooms in your house. Unfortunately it is probably also the most dangerous too. Hidden dangers lurk and can strike even the most well-prepared users.
This blog post will take a look at some of the more common dangers and provide an insight on how you can stay safer in your kitchen.
The biggest risk of danger comes in the form of unwelcome visitors. These will of course be any children or pets that you have in your house. Children are inquisitive by nature and rarely see danger; this can translate to playing with knives or the pulling down on boiling pots. At some stage children will want to learn about what goes on in the kitchen. When this happens it is perhaps sensible to allow them to help with recipes that don’t require a great deal of cutting or boiling.
An absolute must when cooking is to not carry your baby, the chances of disaster happening increases exponentially during these circumstances.
Don’t Rush Around
It seems that everyone is tight for time nowadays. Accidents can easily happen, with the ones in the kitchen being potentially life threatening. Professional chefs are able to cut food very quickly, but for most people care should be taken. After all it is much better for everyone concerned to cut the food rather than a finger.
Avoid rushing around; moving from one area to another should always be done carefully. When a spillage goes un-noticed it brings about its own dangers. This is especially the case when carrying hot pans or pots, extra care must always be taken.
You can help to keep danger at bay by the wearing of protective clothing. This will mean include things like:
* Aprons or overalls
The dropping of a knife can happen in just a split second, easily causing damage to the feet and toes. Wearing sensible kitchen footwear will help to ensure that this doesn’t ever happen, no matter how clumsy you are with the utensils.
It goes without saying that any loose clothing should always be tied back. Due to the intense heat that is generated whilst cooking it is vital that flammable clothing should also be avoided.
A kitchen fire extinguisher might well be a noteworthy investment. Most kitchen fires start of small, but when not dealt with quickly and efficiently can spread to become major disasters. Having a working extinguisher can be a real life safer in these circumstances.
Way too many accidents happen in the kitchen. Unfortunately a great many of them can be avoided completed by taking kitchen safety a little more seriously.
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