Kitchen Safety for Kids - Everyday Delicious Kitchen

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Kitchen Safety for Kids

  • Before you begin roll up long sleeves, tie back long hair and remove loose clothing that might get in the way or catch on something.
  • Wash your hands and dry them well, wet hands can be slippery.
  • If you can't quite reach the countertop, use a sturdy stool or wooden step to help.
  • Keep cabinet doors and drawers closed so you won't bump into them.
  • Wipe up spills as soon as they happen, wet spots can be slippery.
  • Always use oven mitts to handle food on the stove, in the oven or microwave and under the grill.
  • When working with pots on the stove, be sure to hold the handle while stirring to prevent the pot from slipping off the burner.
  • Always pick up knives by their handle and do not point them at anyone. Be sure to only use a knife when an adult is close by and with permission.
  • Keep electrical cords away from the stove top, oven and sink.
  • Before leaving the kitchen, check that the oven and burners are all turned off.
  • If you burn yourself, tell an adult immediately.
  • Don't put knives or other sharp objects in a sink full of water. Someone could reach in and get hurt.
  • Never put water on a cooking fire - it could make the fire bigger. Call for an adult to help.
  • Don't put cooked food on an unwashed plate or cutting board that held raw food. Always use a clean plate.
  • Never add water to a pan with hot oil in it. It could splatter and burn someone.
  • Keep paper towels, dish towels and pot holders away from the stove top so they don't catch on fire.