COOKING SAFETY TIPS FOR YOM TOV

Sep 16, 2021 Article / Food Safety

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THESE KITCHEN COOKING SAFETY TIPS

Now more than ever we do not want any kitchen injuries!

COOKING
When frying schnitzel, potatoes, anything, always keep baking soda and a cover for the frying pan nearby.
Cover a frying pan with a frying screen to prevent grease splatters and burns.
Keep pot and pan handles inward away from the edge of the stove. In doing this, do not place handles over an open flame or heated burner while you are cooking.  If they are hanging out over the stove 
they could be knocked off with hot oil flying!

 

Fire extinguisher: good idea to keep a 10 lb. ABS fire extinguisher near the kitchen, away from the stove.

Grease

Cooking oils like olive oil, vegetable oil, and animal fat all have flash points, the temperature at which the fat or oil will catch fire. Before oils reach their flash point, they first reach their smoke point (the point at which oils start to smoke), making it easy to identify when an oil is getting too hot. Oils heated to a hot enough temperature can start a fire. Therefore, when people are deep-frying something, the temperature should be monitored at all times to avoid a grease fire. Other ways people can avoid starting a grease fire include:

  • Taking the oil off the heat if it starts to smoke.
  • Placing the lid on oil that is at risk for catching fire and allowing the oil to cool naturally.
  • Heating oil slowly when cooking.

DO NOT POUR WATER ON A GREASE FIRES (when frying latkes for example)

 

                                                              If you do not have a fire extinguisher KEEP A LARG BOX OF BAKING SODA or FLOUR nearby. TOWELS: Towels used to clean up or potholders if left close to the flame or burner can catch fire!
Strings hanging from wrist like bracelets, long dangling sleeves can catch fire
Never leave a pan of hot oil unattended as the oil can ignite & cause a kitchen fire.
KEEP THE HANDLES OF FRYING PAN “IN” NEVER HANGING OUT OFF OF THE STOVE WHERE IT CAN BE
ACCIDENTALLY HIT OR BUMPED.
In Case the Oil ignites DO NOT spray with water, Shut the fire & Cover with a pan to smother the flames or use an approved fire extinguisher or flour or baking soda.

Make sure your smoke & Fire Detector are in working order Check & Replace your batteries if necessary.
Supervise children at all times around lit candles, open flames, and kitchen while cooking