Thanksgiving is a great time of year for families and friends, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day. Here are some tips to consider to reduce the risk of cooking fires on Thanksgiving and beyond:
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking, especially when frying and sautéing with oil.
- Stay alert and focused when cooking.
- Use a timer to keep track of cooking times. Check the stove or oven frequently. Consider putting timers in different rooms so you can hear them over the music and party chatter.
- Keep anything that can catch fire like oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrappers and towels away from the cooking area.
Stay safe and enjoy your family and friends!