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Transcript of Kitchen Safety
Sanitation in the Kitchen
Wash hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water for at least 15 seconds.
Rinse lids of cans
Wash your can opener after each use.
Store food in clean, covered containers.
Refrigerate foods as soon as possible.
ash towels often with hot water.
Hang towels to dry.
Run the garbage disposal immediately after putting food in it.
Clean sink, as well as utensils, countertops, and knives after each use.
Keep sponges clean by frequently cleaning
To kill bacteria, boil, bleach, use the dishwasher, or even microwave!
Wash cutting boards after each use with hot, soapy water
Take special care with meat, poultry, and seafood.
Use a clean spoon every time you taste food while cooking.
More accidents take place in the kitchen than in any other room in the home.
Preventing fires and burns
Fia and her cell phone.
Fia just started sautéing onions when she
hears her phone upstairs. Is it important that she wait until she's done before seeing who called, or can she go grab it?
If she does go get her phone, there's a chance she gets distracted and forgets she's cooking.
It doesn't take long for fires to start on hot stoves.
By waiting to get her phone, Fia has prevented the most common cause of kitchen fires.
Other range safety tips:
Don't wear loose fitting clothes.
Be careful when using flammable items like cooking spray.
Use proper utensils to keep your hands as far from the heat source as possible.
Know how to use a fire extinguisher.
This is more common than you think
Never put a sharp knife in with other utensils to wash.
Wash sharp knives right away. Don't let the food stick to it.
Wash and dry away from the blade.
Keep your knives sharp. Dull knives can slip.
Never play or joke around with knives.
Luca is chopping vegetables for dinner. Which is the safest way to hold the food he is cutting?
It may seem like straight fingers are the way to go, but keeping your fingers tucked away from the blade prevents you from accidentally cutting the tips of your fingers.
Luca's cutting vegetables.
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While washing dishes, turn off water when you're not using it.
Recycle and Compost whenever you can
Buy food locally
Run the dishwasher when it's full.
Cover sauce pans with a lid when boiling water.
How to Put Out a Grease Fire:
Wipe up spills right away
Use a ladder or stool to reach things, (a chair can tip easily).
Make sure kitchen rugs have non-skid backs
Don't walk on a wet floor.
Poisons can enter the body through:
NEVER MIX HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS TOGETHER
Chemicals can combine to release poisonous gasses that can cause illness or death.
Never point a spray container at another person or yourself.
Never store chemicals above food.
If someone is poisoned, call the nearest poison control center right away!
The kitchen can be a great place to create food and memories with a little