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Better Safe Than Sorry: A Guide to Kitchen Safety

July 24, 2017

Better Safe Than Sorry: A Guide to Kitchen Safety

Cooking is a fun experience.

Some people feel passionate aboutit. For them, cooking is a form of personal expression; and they, are culinary artists.

For others, it’s therapeutic, a way to lose yourself in all the ingredients.

Among all this, it’s important to prioritize safety.The last thing you want is to be under the knife (pun intended) because of a mishap!

Remember that it’s better to be safe than to be sorry. And when you’re experimenting in the kitchen, it doesn’t get truer than this. With that said, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:

Never Cook With Loose Clothes

It’s understandable that during summers, the excruciating heat can drive us up the wall. But it’s also important to remember that when you’re in the kitchen, it’s important to dress accordingly. Loose clothes help keep the heat at bay but can be the cause of stumbling and slipping.

In addition, you don’t want your sleeves to catch fire or get caught in an appliance. Therefore, wear light clothes but wear fitted clothes. Furthermore, you should also wear an apron to protect you from hot oil splotches. Also, don’t wear jewelry either! Bracelets and necklaces can get tangled in appliances and pots.

Take Care of Spills Immediately

If you spill something, make sure to take care of it immediately.

This is important so that the floor does not get sticky, and become a slip hazard.

In addition, the last thing you want is ants in your kitchen. When ants spread, they can be difficult to remove. Furthermore, they have a powerful bite so removing them without professional help becomes a hassle.

Wash yourHands Before You Start Cooking

Safety does not only mean preventing accidents from incurring. It’s also related to your health. The last thing you want is food contamination that can make you and your customers ill. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you are sanitizing your hands. This also means sanitizing your counters where you do all the chopping and cutting.

In addition to this, make sure that you don’t leave temperature-sensitive foods on the counter. Once food starts rotting, it can contaminate other foods nearby. In addition, flies and mosquitoes love being around rotten food, and are known for spreading several types of diseases/ailments.

Invest in the Right Kitchen Tools

Invest in kitchen tools that are useful. Food storage containers are great for organization purposes. You can use them for organizing spices and dry foods. You can also use them for reducing food wastage. A tight-lock seal helps block moisture from seeping into the box. This helps keep mold and fungi at bay.

You can also get cool touch bowls. They’re excellent for heating foods in the microwave, without burning your hands!

At Live Culinaire, we offer all types of kitchen tools for chefs and homeowners. Our tools and products are built using state-of-the-art technology. From creative cool touch bowls to tongs and food storage containers, we have them all. Browse through our collection or feel free to visit our website for further information!

You can also give us a call (404) 585-5969at for any questions/queries.



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