When it comes to cooking your Thanksgiving meal, you need to serve up a plate of sides for safety. Thanksgiving is made for enjoying good company and food. It shouldn’t be a day where you put your family in danger.
The reality is cooking fires will occur and they are three times more likely to happen during Thanksgiving than any other time of the year.
Here are some kitchen safety tips to keep your Thanksgiving holiday wonderful:
- Always keep your cooking range free of clutter. In other words, don’t have too many pots and pans cooking at the same time. When there’s too much going on the cooktop, grease can spill on the range top and cause a kitchen fire.
- Never cook while holding your child. This is extremely dangerous to do because it’s an invitation for you or child to suffer from a burn. Keep your child out the kitchen while you cook. Your child can see what’s for dinner when the Thanksgiving meal is served.
- Do not put a glass casserole or lid on the top of the stove or over a burner. When glass gets too hot, it can explode.
- Thaw your Turkey in the refrigerator. This is the safest way to thaw a frozen turkey. When you thaw the turkey, keep the original wrapping on it and place the turkey in a tray so that any juice leaked can be caught.
- Always remain in the kitchen while food is cooking. The majority of kitchen fires start because food cooking is left unattended.
Follow these steps and get the freshest food for Thanksgiving from Hearn Kirkwood.
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.