Kitchen Safety for the Holiday Season
While you’re busy in the kitchen preparing your family’s holiday feast, the Safe Electricity program wants to help keep your family safe:
- Inspect all small appliances and electric cords to make sure they are in good condition before using them. Don’t use appliances if cords are cracked or frayed.
- Read the operating instructions of any appliance before use.
- When purchasing new kitchen appliances, look for UL-Listed appliances with automatic shut-off features.
- Never plug more than one high-wattage appliance, such as a microwave or toaster oven, into a single outlet.
- Stay focused and attentive to baking, boiling, and simmering foods.
- Make sure outlets near sinks are equipped with properly tested ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent shocks.
- Always know the location of a working fire extinguisher, and know how to operate it.
To learn more, visit SafeElectricity.org