Top Kitchen Safety Tips

April 12, 2018 · Print This Article

Kyalami is the home of the magnificent Lipizzaner horses, that perform a weekly breathtaking routine to classical music. They are a favourite of many families who look forward to this spectacle held every Sunday

Both commercial and residential kitchens can be a dangerous place. Everything from open flames and sweltering hot oven plates to sharp knives and cutlery may pose serious health and safety risks. Here are a few top kitchen safety tips to keep you and others safe:

  • Kids and Pets Shouldn’t Be in The Kitchen

Kids and pets can easily become a distraction for people who are cooking. If you are trying to teach your child to cook, make sure you have age-appropriate recipes and that you teach him or her about safety in the kitchen. Also, make sure that you can give the child your full attention while you cook together.

  • Wear protective clothing

The right clothing will go a long way in saving you from serious injuries. Shoes, for example, are essential. Also avoid tops with long, loose-fitting sleeves. Remember that synthetic fabric can easily catch fire, so make sure the clothing you wear is appropriate for kitchen use. Hot pads are a must-have for anyone who will be moving pots, pans and bowls around the kitchen. Keep these close by and don’t be tempted to lift and move bowls with your bare hands.

  • Take Your Time and Work Methodically

Watching MasterChef can give the impression that your cooking should happen within a very tight deadline. Even if your family members are anxiously waiting to eat, don’t rush about the kitchen – this is when accidents happen. Whether you’re cutting vegetables or stirring a batter, take your time and give each task your focused attention.

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