Make Your Kitchen Flame-Resistant Before Cooking | SERVPRO of Marietta West
For the most renowned chefs, prep work is the secret to a successful meal. Even if you’re not preparing food for a five-star restaurant, preparation is essential for home cooks, but not for the reasons you might think!
Preparing your workspace is beneficial not only when cooking delicious meals but also for preventing kitchen fires. Because kitchen fires are frequently started by clutter or a mess, it is critical to clean before you cook. A neatly organized cooking area can help you avoid flames and give you more room to make mistakes.
Cooking in the kitchen doesn’t have to be a catastrophe! Preparing your Marietta kitchen before getting to work can protect your home from accidental flames.
Ready Your Workspace
Kitchen fires can start from a variety of mistakes and malfunctions, but one of the most common causes is inattention. Whether you’re stepping away to take a call or leaving a spatula too close to the stovetop, carelessness can have a fiery outcome.
Make sure your workspace is clean and organized before you do anything in the kitchen. Cooking tools should be stored away from heat sources and somewhere they won’t be knocked over. Throw away food packaging and other flammable objects as you cook to avoid setting them somewhere they shouldn’t be and catching fire.
Check Your Equipment
Before firing up any of your kitchen gadgets, it’s vital to make sure they are clean and ready to use. Dirty cooking equipment covered in grease, food scraps and grime increases the chance of a fire starting and spreading.
While your stove and oven should be the center of attention, appliances like your microwave and toaster also need a thorough cleaning! To avoid fires and maintain a spotless kitchen, be sure to routinely clean any appliances that use heat or electricity.
Know How to React
We can’t all be master chefs, and with so many fire hazards in the kitchen, it’s easy for things to go wrong. A quick and effective reaction will make all the difference if flames spark while you’re cooking.
Kitchen fires can be of various types and necessitate a variety of extinguishing methods. Grease and electrical fires are two of the most common types of cooking fires, and putting out flames isn’t as simple as flinging a bucket of water. Understanding the most effective ways to extinguish kitchen fires will keep you from making a fire emergency any more chaotic.
If a kitchen calamity leaves you with fire damage, get in touch with our SERVPRO specialists. We can arrive quickly to repair the damage, so you can get back to cooking.