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Posted on: November 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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• Start with a clean stove and oven.
• Remove food and grease buildup from burners, stove top and oven.
• Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to prevent pot tipping by young children or catching on loose clothing.
• Wear short sleeves or roll sleeves up, so not to catch your clothing on fire during cooking.
• Check food regularly while it's simmering, baking, boiling or roasting.
• Set timers to keep track of turkeys and other foods that require extended cooking times.
• Turn off the stove if you must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time.
• Keep children away from cooking areas; do not hold children while cooking.
• Keep kitchen clutter, potholders, towels and food wrappers well away from the stove, candles and other open flames.
• Keep a pan lid or cookie sheet nearby; always use an oven mitt.
• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
• Have working smoke alarms in the home and have an escape plan the entire family knows. Have two ways out if a fire occurs.

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