By Chioma Nnagbo
A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment.
A Possible source of danger.
This is a possible source of danger in the kitchen.
The average kitchen is filled with numerous hazards that may go unnoticed until an accident happens. Why take the risk when you can do something about it? Learn to spot these hazards so you can take steps to keep your family safer.
Whether your stove is gas or electric, it can pose a safety risk for every member of the household. Many people have burned their hands on a hot stove or as a result of reaching into an oven without a proper oven mitt (gloves). The risk of burns, however, is not the only reason that stoves can be dangerous.
Pans not safe for direct heat can shatter if placed directly on a hot cook top after being removed from the oven. Always use trivets beneath pans when you remove them from the oven, regardless of what surface they are being placed on.
Leaving stove burners on under empty pots and pans can be a fire hazard. Verify that the stovetop is turned off when food is finished cooking.
Pots and pans filled with hot food can easily be knocked off if the handles are not situated properly. Always turn handles so they are facing away from the front of edge of the stove.