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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.Holiday Cooling Safety Tips
  • 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

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