With all the cooking that goes on in kitchens, it’s probably not a surprise to hear that the kitchen is a common source of house fires. But some of the fire hazards present in your kitchen may not be the most obvious. Awareness, correct usage, care, and maintenance are key to avoiding these potential fires. Here are four fire hazards to guard against in your kitchen.
- Heating Elements
Your oven and stovetop aren’t the only appliances that harbor heating elements. You also have to watch out for toasters and, less obviously, dishwashers. You’d never leave your home while the oven is on, but you might not stop to think about the dishwasher’s heating element as you’re running out the door.