Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Everyone should revisit "Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out" every once in a while, you just never know when a kitchen fire could happen. Until a kitchen fire happens to you, you may not even think about what to do if one were to occur.

A kitchen grease fire can occur quite easily, and they are one of the most common causes of both kitchen fires and house fires in general. Kitchen grease fires occur when oil or grease that you are cooking with on the stove or even in the oven or grill becomes too hot. First the oil will begin to smoke, and then it will quickly catch fire. It can happen quickly, and it's scary when it does. Unfortunately when a kitchen fire happens many people aren't prepared on how to properly put them out, and you've only got a short window of time to deal with it yourself before it spreads so much that it would be unsafe for you to even attempt it. This article will help you know what to do if a grease fire should happen and what not to do to keep your family and home safer and extinguish these very hot, quick spreading dangerous fires.

You should plan now for what you would do if a grease fire happens in your kitchen, and go over it frequently often so everyone in the family is prepared, then if a fire occurs you will be ready, and use the short window of tie to properly put the fire out before it spreads too much. Some things you don't want to do if a kitchen grease fire happens to you are; Do not use water. This will only cause a flare up and actually spread the fire faster as the fire increases in size; do not use a wet towel over the fire, this may burn the burn the person who threw the towel and also spreading the fire to the floor; do not use a water based fire extinguisher. This will cause the same bad consequences as using water; do not try to move the burning pot or pan outside. Burning grease will most likely get onto you and spread throughout your house as you try to carry it. This is extremely dangerous for so many reasons.

What you should do; Turn off the heat source. The grease or oil ignited in the first place because it got too hot. So by turning off the heat source you have done the first right thing, if you can do it safely; Smother the flames with a pot lid, again if this is safe, this stops the oxygen from keeping the fire going; douse the grease fire with lots of baking soda. Baking soda can successfully put out a grease fire.

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