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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cooking Safety Tips

* Take care in putting food in hot oil. Any moisture will cause the oil to splatter, possible causing burns.

* Keep knifes sharp. A sharp knife is safer than a dull one.

* Never use shrimp if in doubt of it's freshness. Dispose of it.

* Always keep pets and children at a safe distance from the stove or outdoor grills.

* Always use a knife with cutting strokes away from you, not toward the hands.

* Keep a fire extinguisher handy near the kitchen and know how to use it.

* Have a working smoke detector near the kitchen

* Never allow chicken (or other raw meat) to contact other food, utensils, cutting boards or your hands before washing.

* Keep hot food hot and cold foods cold.

* Keep pot holders handy and use them.

* Wash down counters with a weak bleach solution periodically to sanitize them.

* Do not leave food cooking on the stove unattended.

* Use a meat thermometer to determine the doneness of meat.

* Keep your freezer at 0 degrees.

* Keep pot handles turned away from the front of the stove.

* Uncover pots by lifting the side of the lid away from you.

* Never pour water on a grease fire. Use a proper fire extinguisher.

* Wipe up spills on the floor immediately to prevent falls.

* Eat or freeze refrigerated leftovers within four days.


  1. Major fire disasters happen when we don't follow safety measures in cooking. That is why we need this guide to lessen the possibility of it.

  2. The practical measures should be follow, keep shield on the sharp edges of tools and when not in use, store away in save place. Never keep knife loose with other cooking implements in a drawer.

  3. Cooking tips for beginners also involve safety tips. Accidents are not bound to outdoor areas, in home especially kitchen is the place where more accidents occurs than any other room.

  4. Knowledge in cooking tips is the best way for those beginners,it also important to learn more things to prepare food.