RENT Magazine Q4 '22

✓ Keep flammable items away from the stovetop, including oven mitts, potholders, food packaging and dishtowels. Avoid wearing loose clothing, which could catch fire on burners. ✓ Do not leave cooking unattended. When using the stovetop, stay in the kitchen so you can keep an eye on the food. If you have something in the oven, check on it frequently; set a timer as a reminder. ✓ Keep the floor clear of any tripping hazards, such as bags or toys. Pets should be kept in another room where they won’t risk getting underfoot. ✓ It’s important to be alert while cooking on the stove, so if you’re tired or have consumed alcohol, it may be best to let someone else take over. ✓ Exercise caution when handling hot liquids and foods, as steam or splashes can cause serious burns, as well as the trays, pans and serving dishes they are in. ✓ To avoid any accidental burns or scalds, children should stay at least three feet away from the stove. Holiday Cooking Safety Tips Educate your tenants with these safety rules and equip your investment property kitchens with StoveTop FireStops for safe holiday cooking. A little education, preparation, and the proper precautions can ensure your building and all its residents stay safe. Whether they are hosting a festive get-together or just bringing along a dish, they can prevent kitchen fires and cook safely when keeping these tips in mind:


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