How to Make Your Kitchen Safe
Statistics say that most accidents happen inside the house rather than outside and they can be pretty serious. Now if you come to think of it many of the accidents that happen at home happen in the kitchen, so this is a potentially hazard zone. And it is true. Here you can use a lot of electrical appliances, you use fire and water in the same room, you have slippery surfaces and handle dishes that can slip and break and dozens of other possibilities. So why tempt fate and leave all these potential hazards rule over your kitchen? Take charge and make your kitchen safe now. You need a few tips to do this right.
First of all purchase a non-slippery rug for the kitchen. Now there are a lot of models of rugs that have a non-slippery backing made of rubber and having some striations. They stay on the floor and do not slip away even if your floor is covered with wooden flooring or tiles.In addition to this tip – always clean any spill immediately. If you postpone doing it you will forget and you or another family member stand a good chance of slipping on it and fall on the floor if you do not do it in time.
Since we are talking about purchases for the kitchen, you should consider buying new models of kitchen appliances, as the new ones are now available in child safe models, so it would be a good idea, especially if you have or intend to have a child . If you do not have these special cookers and fridges, just try to keep the child away from the kitchen while you are cooking.
But you might get hurt in the kitchen, too, not just your baby. That is why learn the trick of placing the pots and pans on the stove always with the handle on the side. This way you avoid bumping into them by mistake and getting water burns.
Place the power supplies away from any water source as it might be dangerous. But in case there is a fire in the kitchen, caused by electricity or the cooker, keep in mind to always have a fire extinguisher at hand and make sure you know how to use it. After all, better to be safe than sorry.