Team Newman wants to wish all of Newman Nation a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
We have prepared a few Thanksgiving safety tips to ensure it is a safe holiday for all celebrating.
Do not leave your cooking unattended – When using your cooktop indoors, keep an eye on what you are cooking, especially when frying or broiling. It can only take a few seconds for a disaster to happen.
Be cautious of what is in the kitchen when preparing your holiday meals (especially pets and children) – When the family is gathered in and around the kitchen over the holidays, it is important to keep a close watch for any over-ambitious children or pets who might want an early taste of the meal to come. Also, a kitchen can become cluttered with ingredients and dishes brought by others. Make sure items are not kept close to the stovetop as they present an ignition danger.
Utilize timers as a reminder – Not only does using a timer help ensure your food is not overcooked, it can also save you from a disaster. A beeping timer has saved plenty of meals but can also prevent a fire or smoke disaster in the kitchen.
Check temperatures – When cooking large quantities of meat, it is important to make sure they are cooked properly. It is always a good idea to check the internal temperatures of meat to ensure they are safe to eat! Do not handle raw and cooked meat at the same time, this can cause a cross contamination of food.
Invest in a home fire extinguisher – A home fire extinguisher is a great idea year-round. For the holiday season, make sure your fire extinguisher is not damaged and placed in an easy to reach location.
Find a sober ride home – It is easy to have one too many when surrounded by friends and family! Make plans before your festivities to have a sober driver or utilize a taxi or ride sharing app