Presentation on theme: "Kitchen Safety Rules Turn the handles of pots and pans inward so you can’t knock them off and spill something or burn yourself. Always use a dry potholder."— Presentation transcript:
Kitchen Safety Rules Turn the handles of pots and pans inward so you can’t knock them off and spill something or burn yourself. Always use a dry potholder or oven mitt when handling pots and pans. Wet potholders won’t keep the heat from burning your fingers. Put foods gently into boiling water so it will not splash on you.
Kitchen Safety Rules cont’d Lift lids from hot pots with the opening away from you. Keep loose clothes, long sleeves and long hair away from hot burners along with dish towels, potholders and recipes. They might catch fire. Do NOT put hot grease into water or water into hot grease. It will splatter and might burn you. In case of fire, call Mrs. O’Connor for help
Kitchen Safety Rules cont’d Never walk away when cooking something on the stove. When you’re finished cooking, always make sure all oven and stove dials are turned off. Keep wet hands away from electrical outlets.
Knife Safety Never cut things in your hand Always use sharp knives. Dull knives will lead to injuries more often. If a knife falls, don’t try to catch it. Quickly step back and let it fall. Use a large cutting board for more space.
Knife Safety Hold the item you are cutting firmly with one hand. Make sure to tuck your fingers in/curl them under so your fingers are not sticking out when the blade comes down. Use other hand to firmly grasp the knife. Always point the knife blade away from you, or point the blade down when you are carrying it. Never run or fool around when you are holding a knife
Knife Safety Be alert and pay attention when you are using your knife. Do not leave knives in the sink – clean them and put them away right after using them. Never pass a knife to someone.
Microwave tips Water, sugar and fat absorb microwaves quickly – which results in hot spots or uneven cooking. Microwaves are always released at full power but can only penetrate 1 or 2 inches Some plastic containers contain chemicals that could be released in microwave cooking. Paper is the best choice but make sure it is not recycled paper because it could contain metal particles.