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How to Avoid Burning Yourself

How to Avoid Burning Yourself

The stovetop

  • Never leave a burner on high heat unattended.
  • Never walk away from oil or sugar as it's heating.
  • If you’re making something that needs to cook for a long time at a low temperature, set a timer so you remember to check it often.
  • Don’t leave the gas on for longer than 10 seconds if it’s not lighting. Turn it off briefly to allow it to disperse before trying again.

Pots and pans

  • Always keep a potholder handy.
  • Open lids away from you, and watch out for steam when doing so.
  • Always use a folded up kitchen towel or pot holder when grabbing something hot.


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Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Preparation and focus is everything. It’s better to be alert and avoid injury than worry about how or when to rush to the emergency room.

  • Regularly inspect your kitchen appliances to ensure all is in working order.
  • Before you start to cook, ensure your work area is clean and dr...


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Avoid Burning Yourself While Cooking or Baking

Avoid Burning Yourself While Cooking or Baking

While cooking

Don’t drop your food into the oil from as far away as possible. Instead, lower food into hot oil as close to the oil's surface as possible and away from you. Keep in mind that the oil level will rise when you add ingredients. Oil can quickly catch on fire if ...


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Pets, Kids, and Clothing

Pets, Kids, and Clothing

  • Pets and kids: Pay close attention to little visitors, especially when handling anything sharp or hot. You also don't want to trip over pets hovering underfoot.
  • Clothing: There’s a reason restaurant cooks and chefs have a uniform: Long pants and long...


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Avoid Cutting Yourself

Avoid Cutting Yourself

Learning the best way to handle knives is the easiest way to avoid cutting yourself.

  • Learn basic knife skills.
  • Never cut toward yourself.
  • Ensure you are using the appropriate knife for each job.
  • Wash knives with blades facing away from you.
  • Knives should...


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Don’t Start Fires

Don’t Start Fires

  • Don't let flammable things sit near an open flame or heat source, such as fat or cooking oil, paper or packaging, or aerosol spray cans.
  • Don’t leave food on the stove or in the oven unattended—set timers to help you remember when to check on the food.
  • Know where your fire sup...


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Don't Cut Corners With Mandolines

Don't Cut Corners With Mandolines

Mandolines are slicing tools designed for speed and accuracy. They’re also exceptionally adept at cutting off fingertips.

Use the handguard or wear a metal mesh glove when using a mandoline. Get comfortable leaving that last nub of carrot, fennel, or union unsliced—you can always save it fo...


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