A report in the July 29 issue of the Modesto Bee (California) newspaper serves as an important reminder that we must all be mindful in the kitchen. According to fire officials, a home fire in the town of Turlock started with oil cooking on a stovetop that was placed on too high heat. The oil caught fire and spread to an adjacent ceiling and wall.
It's been awhile since I've seen any reports of fires that have started from cooking oil but even so, this news reminds us that it's dangerous if you don't take the proper care in the kitchen. So, check out NFPA's facts about cooking with oil, then review some of our important safety tips before you begin preparing meals in the kitchen. And just so you know, our downloadable tips sheet is perfect for the fridge. Just print it out and stick it to the door. That way, you'll always have the information you need right at your fingertips.
In the end, the more we know about fire safety (and act on it), the more we can prevent cooking accidents from happening in our homes.