Stay safe when holiday cooking or baking

Posted on Nov 04 2020 in LaGrange County REMC
Thanksgiving Turkey

If you’re planning to cook feasts or create treats this holiday season, follow these basic safety tips: 

  • Test Smoke Detectors — Make sure they’re working properly.
  • Watch Your Sleeves — This is not a good time for loose sleeves.
  • Put A Lid On It — Have lids handy in case of a grease fire.
  • Old Things Don’t Become New — Don’t use appliances in disrepair.
  • How the Cookie Crumbles — Consider having a fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Where There’s Heat There Could Be Fire  — Keep flammables such as pot holders away from the stove.
  • Not Child’s Play — Keep children and pets away from cooking areas.
  • Keeping Time ­— Use a timer when the oven or stove is on.
  • Stay With It — Don’t leave the room if you are broiling, frying or simmering food.
  • Pay Attention — Take a nap after  the feast.

Sources — Safe Electricity, Illinois Extension and University of Illinois