Terrible Cook? Protect Yourself From A Kitchen Fire With These Tips

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Even if you love the idea of walking into the kitchen and whipping up a delicious meal, you might have trouble actually pulling it off. There are a lot of people out there who aren't very good cooks, and if you are one of them, then you really shouldn't feel too bad about it. However, you might have one legitimate concern: catching the kitchen on fire. If you aren't very good at moving around in the kitchen and are afraid that you might catch the whole thing on fire next time that you try to cook, follow these tips to protect yourself.

Keep a Fire Extinguisher Nearby

A fire extinguisher is a must-have item for any kitchen. You never know when something could happen, but if you have a fire extinguisher close by, you can grab it and put out the fire before the situation gets too serious.

Check the Smoke Detector Batteries

If you don't already have a smoke detector in your kitchen, now is the time to invest in one. If you do have one, make sure that you check the batteries each month and that you replace them as needed. Then, if there does happen to be a disaster in the kitchen, your smoke detector can let you know and help you act quickly.

Avoid Getting Distracted

One of the most dangerous things that you can do while in the kitchen is get distracted. Not only can it cause you to burn your food, but it can cause fires, too! Even though it can be easy to walk away and get caught up in watching TV or messing with your smartphone, keeping your attention on the food that is being prepared is important if you want to prevent fires and stay safe. If you are going to be leaving something cooking for a long time—such as if you are putting something in the oven for quite some time—using a timer will help you avoid forgetting about it.

Keep the Kitchen Clean

If you are a newbie in the kitchen, you might find yourself making a big mess when you're trying to cook. However, having too many things lying around can contribute to the risk of a fire, such as items that are near the burner and could catch on fire. Make sure that you start with a clean kitchen, and clean up as you go for safety reasons...and to make cleaning up the kitchen a lot less stressful when you're finished.

If you're a bad cook and are scared that you're going to catch your kitchen on fire, you aren't alone. Luckily, following these tips can help you stay safe.

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