Jul 29, 2014

BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Keep the focus on safety during Thanksgiving.

BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving should be a happy time, so BGE offers tips to make it safe.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking fires rank first as main cause of fires in a home and related injuries, and many people cook for this holiday. 

Keep cooking safe by:

  • Staying in the kitching while frying, broiling or grilling food, and turn off the stove if you need to leave the kitchen. 
  • Checking on food while it's cooking
  • Staying in the house while food is cooking
  • Using a timer
  • Moving anything away from the stovetop that could catch fire 
  • Not using outdoor, gas-fueled turkey fryers which cover the turkey in hot oil, because they can cause burns and other problems. Get them cooked professionally instead
  • Keeping deep fryers at least 10 feet away from a building, and have a fire extinguisher nearby.

If something does catch fire, call 911 or the local emergency number from outside the home and make sure you and your family and guests get out.

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