September 17, 2014

Tip #42: Kitchen Safety Tips

Follow these Smart Samayal Tips to prevent Injuries and Accidents while cooking. Cooking has lots of fun as long as you stay safe. Unattended cooking causes many accidents.




Put a childproof lock not only on the cabinets with your medicines and cleaning supplies, but also your oven.

Never add water to a pan that has hot oil in it. It could make the oil spatter and burn someone. Throw baking soda or flour on a grease fire.

Always be sure the blender is unplugged before touching the blades. 

Don’t leave the kitchen with pots & pans cooking on the stove. Make sure to turn off burners as soon as you take the pot off. 

Keep dish towels, pot holders and oven mitts away from the stove.


Don put broken glass in the rubbish bag, wrap it in old newspaper and put it in a box or something, and warn all concerned.

Keep matches and lighters in high places where curious little hands can’t reach them. 

If using candles in the kitchen, don’t leave the room (or home) while they’re burning. Make sure they are in a safe place and are in flame proof containers.

Casualness causes casualties – don’t answer or talk on the phone while cooking – you can be distracted and injuries can result.

Clean up spills immediately – wet floors are slippery when wet.

Check furniture, curtains, dish towels, etc. to be sure they are not blocking heaters or vents. 

Scalding is one of the most common injuries in the kitchen. Make sure to turn pot handles away from the front of the stove and away from little curious hands.

Scalding can occur from hot steam as well. Be careful when lifting lids from hot food (including opening that hot bag of microwave

Always cut away from your body when using a knife. It can slip and cut you.

 Don’t put knives in a sink of soapy water – they may not be seen and accidents can occur.

Don’t attempt to catch a knife as it falls – better it hits the floor than cut your hand.

Don’t use extension cords. You can obtain a junction box that has built-in GFI (ground fault interrupters). This will allow you extra plug in space and the GFI will kick in if there is a power shortage. Helps avoid water/electrical shock accidents.