Beware Your Burner – On the House

Beware Your Burner

By on April 15, 2014

If you live in Rome, be extra cautious because that city burned twice on the same day — in 390 B.C. and again in 64 A.D. Be careful in your home too, especially in the kitchen, to prevent burns from carelessness.

Do you wear a robe with big sleeves in the kitchen? It’s a dangerous practice because sleeves could make contact with a burner and burst into flame. Don’t use a cloth towel to hold a hot pot handle, either. Loose ends could also touch a burner and ignite. If you find yourself having problems with your burner, then contact a burner service to get it checked.

Don’t store things above the stove like coffee, condiments and spices. Reaching over the cook top puts you at risk. When lifting lids, open the far side first so scalding steam escapes away from you. When frying, use a screen to prevent splatters and keep a lid handy to snuff out grease fires. Don’t let pot handles stick out or you’ll bump one for sure. Finally, keep a small fire extinguisher handy.

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