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Trying your hand in the kitchen this holiday? Safety tips from Scottsdale Fire Department

Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 10:48am

Thanksgiving can inspire some to try their hand in the kitchen for the first time, or the first time in a while.

David Folio with the Scottsdale Fire Department says even experienced cooks should prepare for fire and burn hazards.

"When I’m cooking at Thanksgiving, I always have a big, flat baking sheet available because you want to just cover it up," Folio said. "You wanna take the oxygen away from the flames on a grease fire. You don’t wanna throw water on it," Folio said. 

Other tips Folio offered include: turn pot and pan handles inward to avoid accidental spills. Also, carefully remove plastic wrap from microwave dishes to avoid steam burns.

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