A part of good kitchen organization is planning and preparing for kitchen safety. This page will provide general basic safety information. I hope these kitchen safety tips will be useful.
I’m providing links below to other kitchen safety tips (food preparation, appliances, etc.). I want to keep you and your family safe in the kitchen!
- Make sure all wires, cords and plugs on your appliances are not frayed and that the plugs have 3-prong grounded connections. This would include coffee makers, toasters, blenders, microwaves, mixers, etc.
- Don’t use extension cords. You can obtain a junction box that has built-in GFI (ground fault interrupters). This will allow you extra plug in space and the GFI will kick in if there is a power shortage. Helps avoid water/electrical shock accidents.
- Get rid of any appliance that is broken or damaged. New ones are very inexpensive these days. If a new one would bust your budget, try garage and tag sales (just make sure you’re not buying somebody else’s broken appliance).
- Put a childproof lock not only on the cabinets with your medicines and cleaning supplies, but also your oven.
- Don’t leave the kitchen with pots & pans cooking on the stove. Make sure to turn off burners as soon as you take the pot off.