Kitchen Safety

June 18, 2021
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Your Kitchen Is the Heart of the Home

Your kitchen is the place where everyone gathers. It’s also the location where two-thirds of all home fires start. Identify and correct potential hazards in your kitchen before someone gets hurt.

  • Place heat-producing appliances (toaster, heater, coffee maker, etc.) away from flammable or combustible goods (potholders, paper napkins, etc.)
  • Unplug kitchen countertop appliances when not in use.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are a type of circuit breaker that help to reduce the risk of electric shock by switching off the circuit if it becomes hazardous.
  • The Experts at Metro Electric should install GFCIs in your kitchen.
  • Locate all appliances away from the sink.
  • Keep appliance cords away from hot surfaces like the range or toaster.
  • Make sure there is room behind the refrigerator for air to circulate.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils every three months to eliminate dirt buildup that can reduce efficiency and create a fire hazard.

Energy Saving Tip:

A toaster oven uses 1/3 as much energy as a full-sized oven. Use toaster ovens for cooking small meals.