Keep cooking areas clear!

Clear away clutter and give cooking appliances space to lessen the chance of a kitchen fire.

  • Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrappers, towels, curtains – away from the stovetop.
  • Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire.  Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • Keep pets off cooking surfaced and nearby countertops.
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and the stovetop.

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