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