Always keep a close on eye on stovetop foods
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2014) — With the holiday seasons fast approaching, the City of Bowling Green is offering advice on how to safely cook meals, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- When baking, boiling or roasting food, use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
- Keep children at least 3 feet away from the stove while cooking.
- Move things that can burn away from the stove, like potholders, dishtowels, bags, paper, etc.
- Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and catch fire if it comes into contact with a gas flame or electric burner.
- Be sure electric cords are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them monthly by pushing the test button