Holiday Meal Preparation Safety Tips

Assign an adult to watch over little ones outside of the kitchen. With hot baking dishes, pots of boiling water being carried to the sink, every burner on the stove working double time and a hot oven door opening and closing, you don�t want children running through the kitchen.

Check your fire extinguisher to be sure it is in proper working condition.

Put any sharp object into the sink immediately after use. You don�t want a wandering little one to come in and pull it off the counter.

Use the back burners first, and then use the front ones. Be sure to turn the pot handles in.

Use the same supervising system during kitchen cleanup. Empty all glasses with alcoholic beverages into the sink so little ones don�t accidentally take a sip.