Fact: 30% of all reported home fires begin in the kitchen and more than 2/3 of these fires start with the stove, making cooking fires the number-one cause of home fires.
That’s just one tip that The Muppets’ Kermit and The Swedish Chef would like to teach you and your family. These super fun Commit a Minute holiday kitchen safety videos are a quick and entertaining way to brush up on safety skills. Find out what happens when The Swedish Chef puts metal in the microwave or gets on his cell phone in the kitchen! (I laughed out loud…). It only takes a minute to refresh your cooking safety skills!..
The Swedish Chef is leading the charge to ensure cooking fires don’t spoil the holidays! He created a short video at the UL Labs encouraging chefs of all ages to “Commit A Minute” to safety.
Safety experts conclude it’s more important to never leaving your cooking unattended, and offer a few more tips as we gear up for winter holiday celebrations:
· Stay three feet from the heat’ Keep kids and pets away from the cooking area
· Turn the handles of pots and pans in, but away from hot burners
· Keep a multi-purpose fire extinguisher handy in the event of a grease fire. *Baking soda is effective for extinguishing small food fires, but not grease fires
· Turn off the burner in the event of a stove-top fire, put on an oven mitt and smother the flames by carefully sliding a lid onto the pan
..and for more, check out these fun, short videos!..
More info here: UL Labs “Commit A Minute”
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