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Kitchen safety tips for Christmas cooking

Updated: 12/25/2013 8:07 AM | Created: 12/25/2013 8:02 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Christmas Day is a day full of family, friends and lots of cooking. But before you head into the kitchen to cook up that Christmas meal, be sure to remember safety.

Kitchen fires are common during the holidays. The best advice for avoiding a kitchen fire: don't leave the room. Whether something is on the stove or in the oven, don't leave it unattended. If you need to leave the room, turn all appliances off.

The National Fire Protection Association suggests keeping children at least 3 feet away from the kitchen. Steam or splashes from vegetables, gravy or any liquids could cause serious burns.

Also, make sure all fire alarms are working. Another tip is to point the handles to pots and pans away from you while on the stove.


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