Home-Safe-Home | Your Kitchen Safety Tips

Home-Safe-Home | Your Kitchen Safety Tips


    – Kitchen safety: the danger of fire

    – Electrical safety in the kitchen

    – The danger of cleaning products


Safety in the kitchen cannot be neglected!

The kitchen is the place responsible for a large number of domestic accidents, especially for children. Some simple safety precautions to take to limit casualties in the kitchen:

Kitchen safety: the danger of fire

Kitchen Safety Tips

Here are some safety tips for applying in your kitchen:

    – Turn the tails of pots and pans inward and use the bottom plates preferentially. 

    – Check that cooking controls are accessible, especially for a gas stove.

    – If a pan catches fire, cover it with a damp cloth or a lid more extensive than the pan, but don’t add water!

    – Hide your matches! You can even consider anti-tipping guards.

The fire blanket

The fire blanket is the best way to fight a kitchen fire. It allows you to put out a fire and cover a person whose clothes have caught fire.

A fire blanket is a one-time-use item and must be readily available.

Should you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen?

No law says you must have a fire extinguisher in your home, but ask yourself the question. And then, a piece of advice, reread your insurance policy because the presence of a fire extinguisher is sometimes stipulated, and then, in this case, if you do not comply, you are not insured in case of fire!

However, you should not use a fire extinguisher to put out burning oil. The pressure may disperse the oil and spread the fire. Against burning fat, the fire must be smothered: the best is the fire blanket or a cover.

What type of fire extinguisher to choose?

Kitchen Safety Tips

The major fire risk in a kitchen is the fryer or pan that catches fire. The appropriate type of extinguisher is a CO2 (dry ice) extinguisher. The carbon dioxide gas comes out of the extinguisher at a very negative temperature (-78°C, beware of burns on exit!) and extinguishes oil and electrical fires.

Small size can be sufficient in your kitchen, less bulky and easier to carry.

Attention: remember that the annual verification of the fire extinguishers is mandatory and must be carried out by a competent and qualified company.

Electrical safety in the kitchen

Kitchen Safety Tips

Here are a few tips about the electrical appliances in your kitchen:

    – Regularly check the condition of electrical connections to appliances.

    – Respect the standards in force relating to the use of electricity and gas in terms of safety. They depend on the size of the kitchen, equipment, and energy used.

    – Never place a plugged-in electrical appliance near a water source.

The danger of cleaning products

    – Keep all cleaning products out of reach of children. Do not store hazardous products in coloured bottles that could attract your children; bottles with safety caps are much better!

    – Teach your children to identify the danger by recognizing the existing pictograms on these products (orange square, flame, skull and crossbones…).

Tip: keep a list of emergency numbers (poison control center, police, doctors) in a prominent place in the house. They can save you precious time in case of an accident!

Read more here:

– Securing Your Entrance Door With a Lifetime-Protected Key;

– Securing Your Home With an Armored Door;

– Garage Door Automation for a Safer Home;

– 8 Ways to Secure Your Home;

– How to Choose Your Home Automation Gate?

– 10 Ideas Under $100 to Protect Yourself From Intruders.

Hope this post is helpful to you. Remember to share your experience in the comments below.

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