Hot Appliance/Cooking Burns
HOT APPLIANCE/COOKING BURNS
I will never forget the first time I responded to a significant burn from cooking. The person was burned from the waist up from a greased pan on fire, the person mistakenly tried to take the pan outside rather than put a lid on it. I wish I could say it has been the only one. I would love to not see another one for the rest of my career so please read over these tips and share, thank you!
Always use oven mitts or potholders to remove hot items from the stove or microwave.
Use the back burners of the stove to prevent children from reaching up and touching hot pots and pans.
If you are overly tired, have consumed alcohol or medication, do not use the stove or stovetop!
After cooking, check the kitchen to make sure all burners and other appliances are turned off.
Keep a lid near the stove anytime cooking with grease, if a flare-up occurs just “put a lid on it.”