BASIC AND NECESSARY KITCHEN SAFETY RULES
KITCHEN SAFETY RULE: 1
In KITCHEN SAFETY RULES, a burn is caused by dry heat and can be avoided by using an oven mitt or thick, dry cloth, do not use a wet cloth as heat quickly converts water into steam. In KITCHEN SAFETY, to avoid handles becoming hot, take care not to leave them over hot elements nor should they hang over the edge of the stove as they could be easily knocked.
And if you know a utensil or pan is likely to be hot warn others who might handle it. And here’s a perfect example of why it is important for tops to be close-fitting.
If clothing catches fire, act immediately don’t run or wave your hands about, the casualty, that’s you, lie on the floor and be covered with a fire blanket.
A scald is caused by wet heat, to avoid scalding lift lids of hot pans away from you so that the steam escapes without reaching your face, notice Claire does not lean over the equipment and takes care to pour slowly when straining food so as to avoid splashing hot water.
When opening ovens very good you must stand to the side to avoid any heat that may escape from the oven when you open it. And remember, when removing hot food from the oven, set it down on the stove or a nearby bench to avoid carrying it around the kitchen.
Oil and water do not mix, so wipe moisture from food before putting it in the frying pan. Remember, always cool food before tasting it. And don’t double-dip the spoon without washing it in between.
Use two hands to carry large containers but never overfill with hot liquids in the case of superficial burns, hold the affected area under cold running water for at least 10 minutes, for serious burns immediately seek assistance from a nurse, doctor, or qualified first aider.
To avoid fire, never leave cloth or paper near naked flames. If lighting a stove with a match, strike it before turning on the gas this is especially important when lighting a gas oven or grill.
Fat should never be left unattended. If a fat fire does occur, in no circumstances put water on it, the liquids will mix and the fire will spread, instead turn the heat off and cover the pan with its lid, this will deprive the fire of oxygen extinguishing it.
Fire extinguishers, which every safe kitchen should be checked regularly to ensure they are operational.
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