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Kitchen Burn Prevention
Video from Detroit Fox network with Kohls regarding burn prevention safety[text-box] [unordered title=”Stove and Oven Protection:”] [line]Always use dry oven mitts or potholders to lift hot things.[/line] [line]Keep hot handles turned towards the center of the stove.[/line] [line]When checking under the lid of a pot, tip the lid away from your face to allow the steam to escape.[/line] [line]When walking past people with anything hot, yell “coming through with hot stuff!“[/line] [line]When hot items are too heavy or unstable always ask for help.[/line] [line]Wear close fitting clothing and jewelry that does not dangle, this will prevent getting caught on hot items.[/line] [line]Wear an apron to keep clothing close to your body and away from heat sources.[/line] [/unordered]
It is always important to use dry oven mitts or potholders to life hot things. Wet oven mitts or towels can steam up quickly creating burns when touching hot items.
The kitchen is supposed to be a place where one can be inventive and creative. It is awesome to make something out of a bunch of ingredients. Its fun using all of the ingredients, equipment and making beautiful presentations for food.
Safety is the first most important practice in the kitchen. If one can’t be safe, then how can others be? Take time to really think through reasons why kitchen safety must be practiced by everyone. Nobody wants cuts, burns, or accidents to happen.
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Items and decor such as curtains, potholders, and towels should be kept away from stoves and open flame. What word describes items which may catch on fire if exposed to excess heat or flame?
Correct. Keep a good attitude while using your senses of sight, smell, and touch to understand and correct safety issues in your environment. Move combustible items to a safe distance or proper storage.
Incorrect. Please review the article.
True or False: It is safe to use wet or damp hot pads, towels, or gloves to handle hot items.
False is CORRECT. You should never use anything wet or damp to handle hot items as steam may quickly burn you!
Incorrect. Burn prevention is one of the most important knowledge points of safety. Review all burn safety items now!