Whether you’re looking to make your kitchen safer for children or simply make it a more enjoyable place to cook, there are many things that you can do. This blog post will show you how!
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Replace the knives with safer ones
Safer knives make a big difference when it comes to accidents in the kitchen. Consider replacing your old or unsafe knives with safer ones that feature rounded tips and edges, curved blades, and handles designed for both right-handed and left-handed users. You can also place them out of reach from children by storing them securely away on high shelves or cabinets.
Make sure all your appliances are plugged in and switched off before you leave the kitchen
It’s a good idea to make sure all your appliances are turned off and unplugged before you leave the kitchen. This will make it easier for children or adults with limited mobility to avoid accidentally turning an appliance on, especially if they have had too much alcohol. You can also consider installing locks that make it harder for people to turn them back on when not in use.
In addition, make sure anything combustible is out of reach from any stovetop burners (e.g., pots filled with water). If you’re cooking while preparing food, make sure nothing catches fire – this includes oil that may spill over onto the burner! Finally, always remember safety first as you cook: wear oven mitts and make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand.
Get rid of any food that has mold on it.
make your kitchen safer by getting rid of any food that has mold on it. Mold can cause a lot of health problems, so make sure to get rid of anything with even the tiniest bit. If you’re not sure what’s safe and what isn’t, check out this guide from FoodSafety.gov or take everything outside and dispose of it in an outdoor garbage bin if possible!
Keep a clean sponge for cleaning up spills so you don’t have to use dirty hands or fingers
make your kitchen safer by keeping a clean sponge for cleaning up spills so you don’t have to use dirty hands or fingers. It’s also important not to put the sponge down until it’s been sanitized with bleach or another antibacterial agent, as this will help prevent bacteria from spreading in your home. If you keep an antibacterial cleaner on hand like Lysol® Disinfectant Spray Cleaner (Lysol), there’ll be no need to worry about having enough time between uses of the sponge!
Store sharp objects in a safe place where children can’t reach them, like high up on the counter
make your kitchen safer by storing sharp objects in a safe place where children can’t reach them, like high up on the counter. This includes things that are small and pointy–be sure to keep these out of sight! Sharp knives should be stored away from other people’s hands as well, especially if you have kids who will be coming into contact with them frequently. It may seem hard enough just to make it through cooking dinner without getting cut or stabbed; so don’t add anything more dangerous than what is necessary!
Install locks on cabinets, drawers, and doors if they don’t already have one
make your kitchen safer by installing locks on cabinets, drawers, and doors if they don’t already have a lock. This will make it less likely that someone who’s not supposed to get into the cabinet or drawer can do so without permission. It also prevents small children from opening up these items when you’re not looking because of curiosity–or something more sinister!
Install child safety latches on all dangerous appliances like dishwashers and ovens. These make sure no one is able to touch any areas that could be harmful. For example, kids won’t be able to turn on an oven while unsupervised as long as there is a latch installed; plus this doesn’t allow them access in general either!
Keep kitchen knives in a drawer instead of on the counter
Do not make it easy for children to find knives. Keep them in a drawer instead of on the counter and make sure they’re locked up at night–you don’t want your child finding an opportunity when you aren’t looking!
Install locks that lock cabinet doors shut so no one can open cabinets without permission. This will make it difficult, if not impossible, for little ones to reach inside any dangerous areas such as poisonous products or sharp objects. Lock all kitchen drawers during the nighttime hours too so kids won’t be able to get into anything while no adults are watching.
Use a cutting board to cut vegetables and other foods
Some people make the mistake of cutting veggies and other foods on a surface where they’re also preparing food. Cutting raw chicken, for example, can contaminate vegetables that are to be eaten later. Use a separate board that’s designed specifically to cut or chop food – this will make your kitchen safer and more sanitary!
Store food at room temperature, not in the fridge or freezer
Some foods, like milk, are safe to be stored in the fridge. But make sure you read labels and make informed decisions before storing food for an extended period of time in your kitchen. For example, bread can go bad if it’s left at room temperature too long; so make sure that this is taken into account when deciding on where to store other varieties of food.
Clean up spills immediately – don’t let them sit for hours
You may not think it, but even a small amount of spilled food can make your kitchen unsafe. Make sure you clean up spills as soon after they happen as possible to avoid mold and bacteria growth on the surface where the spill has happened.
TIP: This goes for any type of liquid spilling in your kitchen – make sure they’re cleaned up quickly! It’s better safe than sorry when it comes to preventing germs from spreading in your home or workplace.
Install anti-slip mats under all your appliances and furniture that could slide around easily (such as dishwashers)
Some people make the mistake of thinking that if they put a mat down under an appliance, it will make the entire kitchen safe. That isn’t true! You should install anti-slip mats (or make sure you have non-skid pads) under all appliances and furniture in your kitchen to avoid any accidents or slips on surfaces.
Put safety guards on stove burners so children can’t reach them from their stools or chairs
We make it a rule to put safety guards on the stove burners so that children can’t reach them, even if they’re sitting in their stools or chairs. That way we know there’s always one less thing for us to worry about!
Invest in a good quality oven mitt and keep it close by for easy access
Safety first! Invest in a good quality oven mitt and make sure it’s close by for easy access. You’ll always have one more thing to protect you from burns or other accidents when cooking with your family.
Put away hot pots, pans, or dishes when finished cooking so that they don’t burn anyone
We make it a rule to put away hot pots, pans, or dishes when finished cooking and not leave them sitting around. That way we know there’s always one less thing that could burn someone who is careless about where they’re going while in the kitchen!
Don’t forget to wear gloves if you are using food scraps for composting. You want your hands healthy so you can make more of those delicious meals for yourself and your family!
Keep small children away from the stove
Don’t let kids near the stove for any reason unless supervised by an adult! It doesn’t matter if it’s cooking time or not–it is still very dangerous and we don’t want anyone getting hurt because mommy had to make lunch and couldn’t keep her eye on little Johnny every second!
Install a smoke alarm in your kitchen
Install a smoke alarm in your kitchen! You want to make sure that if there is a fire, you will be able to get out of the house quickly and safely. Not only do smoke alarms make your kitchen safer by helping you escape in case of an emergency–they make it easier for firefighters to find their way into your home as well!
Replace the stove’s oven door with tempered glass to avoid burns
Replace the stove’s oven door with tempered glass to avoid burns! This will make it easier for you to see what’s cooking and make sure that the oven is off before opening. When your hands are covered in food, there’s a greater chance of getting burned when reaching out into an open oven–tempered glass makes this riskless likely!
Never store chemicals near anything edible or drinkable
it’s important that you never store chemicals near anything edible or drinkable! make sure to store chemicals in the cabinet over your freezer, fridge, and sink for added safety.
Thank you for reading the post and we hope that it was helpful in making your kitchen a safer place. Leave a comment below about what tips have been most useful to you or which ones will be beneficial going forward. We’d love to hear from our readers!