How to Keep Your Kitchen Safe With Proper Appliance Use and Repair

Fred's Appliance
August 27, 2014

A safe kitchen equals a happy kitchen. Unfortunately, when safety precautions are neglected, accidents tend to happen. To lessen the chance of a serious mishap, there are a number of safety tips that you must consistently follow to help you create a danger free cooking environment.

  1. Know your appliances. Whether you’ve recently bought a new stove or a new blender, becoming familiar with the appliance before operating it is crucial. While testing it prior to reading the directions is tempting, it can also be dangerous. Before you plug your newly purchased kitchen appliance in, sit down and diligently read through the instructions. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the installation process and its operating procedures, you’ll be ready to safely give your appliance a try.

  2. Wear the proper attire. Loose sleeves and baggy shirts in the kitchen are a huge safety hazard. Both types of clothing run the risk of catching fire while you’re reaching over a burner or into your oven. Fortunately, preventing this accident, simply requires you wear shirts that are fitting and don’t hang loosely while you cook..

  3. Keep it Clean. Spills and grease left in your oven can result in a serious kitchen fire. You can avoid this potentially devastating disaster by cleaning the inside of your appliance on a regular basis. Wiping up spills immediately after your oven has cooled is also a precautionary measure that decreases the risk of a fire erupting

  4. Don’t ignore an appliance malfunction. When you suspect your appliance is on the fritz, putting off the necessary repairs can lead to a dangerous situation. Whether it’s your microwave or your stove, a defect that is ignored, day after day, can cause a serious kitchen hazard. If you notice an issue with one of your appliances, calling your local appliance repair company is the best and safest way of handling the malfunction.

  5. Keep an eye on the wires. Each month, walk around your kitchen and inspect the plugs and cords on your appliances. If any appear frayed, you’ll need to have them replaced, immediately. Another wise tip to follow is don’t use an extension cord with your heavy duty kitchen appliances. Fires are often caused by extension cords that become overheated due to improper use.

If you have questions about safely operating an appliance, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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