Igniting Your Relationship, Not Your Kitchen

 In Colorado Insurance Company, Colorado Insurance Professional, Denver Insurance, Home Insurance, Safety

If you have planned a romantic night in for this Valentine’s Day, you should be sure that you know how to make sure that you and your date are safe. Thousands of people die each year as a result of house fires and the most common place for fires to start in the home are the kitchen. As you and your date prepare dinner in the kitchen, keep these safety tips in mind…

  1. Do not leave anything that you are cooking unattended.  It is important that at least one of you is in the kitchen throughout the time that you have anything on the stove or even in the oven.
  2. If something in a pot catches fire on the stovetop, you should be ready to put it out safely.  To put it out safely, you will want to turn off the burner and put a lid on the pot quickly.  By putting on the lid, you will take away the fires source for oxygen and the fire will die.
  3. Should a grease fire start in the kitchen, you should use a multi-purpose fire extinguisher to put it out.  If you put water on a grease fire, you will be adding fuel to the fire rather than putting it out.
  4. As you set up pots and pans on the stove, keep the handles turned in. This way, if you walk by the stove you won’t accidentally bump a handle and spill hot food on yourself or your date.
  5. Don’t wear loose clothes that could easily come into contact with the flame. Wear clothes that are close to your body so you can be sure that you do not accidentally catch your clothes on fire.

Making your meal at home can be a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day if you understand how to stay safe.  If cooking inside is just a little too intimidating, you may want to order in.  This way, you can enjoy the time in the comfort of your home and you won’t have to worry about any fire hazards!

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