With the holiday season underway--ovens and stoves are in full swing-- it's a good time for some cooking safety reminders.
- Stay in the kitchen when you’re frying food or cooking with oil or grease.
- Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small fire erupts in the pan, slide a lid over the pan, turn off the stove, and let the pan cool.
- In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed to prevent flames from burning you or your clothing. After a fire, the oven should be checked and/or serviced before being used again.
To find more tips, take the cooking safety pledge or take the cooking safety survey visit our Don't Cook If You Can't Look campaign page.
For more information, contact the City of Raleigh Office of the Fire Marshal, division of Fire and Life Safety Education, at 919-996-6392.