Cooking is fun, here are some rules to keep it that way:

Rule Number One: Safety first. teaches safety in the kitchen and techniques that set standards for safe behavior. 

Safety must always be on the mind in every action taken in the kitchen.

Here is a list of KITCHEN MUSTS:

  1. Pot handles must be turned in from the outside edge of the stove.
  2. Knives must be kept away from surface edges where they might fall and should be handed over with blade to the side, away from the hand and body, handle out.
  3. Knives must be stored away from the reach of young children.
  4. Hot liquids must be moved from the stove with an announcement if anyone else is in the kitchen: 'Hot Liquid coming through' making certain that the path is open before you start moving.
  5. Knives must be maintained. Sharp knives are safer than dull knives, sharp knives make a clean cut that heals easily, dull knives tear open the skin with more probably of infection in slow healing. Keep knives sharp and maintained.
  6. Know where the oven mitts are before you open the stove, move the pot, reach for hot plates and always put them back where they belong.

We do not discriminate in any way, including age, however it is necessary that an appropriate, capable and responsible Cook-E be present when using appliances of any kind especially those: running with electricity; gas; generating heat; using cutting blades.  

Number 2: Know what you will do if a fire is sparked

  • Have a lid that will fit snuggly on the pan, baking soda or salt should be readily available to throw over the pan or inside an oven to smother a grease fire.
  • Every household member should have a plan to escape a fire.
  • Smoke detectors must be maintained so that when a battery is low the constant beeping doesn't create complacency. Pick a day that you will change batteries on the smoke detectors (January 1st is a good one).
  1. SAFETY TIP: never add water to oil, adding water splatters the oil which can burn the skin through clothing. Food with high water content will splatter oil, it is a good practice to always paper towel dry vegetables and proteins that you are frying and then dusting with flour insures a crisp crust and less likelihood of splattering.

    OIL FIRES MUST BE SMOTHERED: Use and have handy handfuls of salt or baking soda and ALWAYS have lids in place near the stove and oven that can be used for frying pans and roasting pans to be ready to smother a fire.

     NEVER ADD WATER TO AN OIL FIRE:  the fire will splatter with the oil and immediately spread out of control.

Number 3: Know what you will do if a cut occurs. 

There must be a first aid kit in the kitchen with antiseptic cream and burn cream and everyone needs to know where that is. (under the sink is safe if it isn't easy to open by a crawling baby).

Steps to take if a cut occurs:

  • Flush it with cold water from the tap.
  • Apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  • Elevate the limb above the heart level: if  a finger, wrist or arm is cut elevate the arm while applying pressure directly to the wound.
  • If a knife slips and a foot or leg is cut, lie down on the floor with the calves of that leg on a chair seat or with a large pillow under the knee, with pressure being applied to the wound.
  • When the bleeding is under control: dry the area with a clean paper towel and apply a snug bandage. 

If the bleeding isn't under control in 15 minutes and it is deep enough to see flesh below the skin, apply pressure to a point above the cut, toward the heart, call a doctor or a local emergency office to get it taken care of.

ALOE VERA is very helpful with speed healing cuts and burns in the kitchen, I always have a plant growing nearby.

Number 4: Wear clothing that is safe for cooking.

  • Shoes should supply a good grip on the floor even when wet.
  • Sleeves should cover the arms but not be loose or long enough to get caught on tools or appliances or catch on fire.
  • The skin should be covered to protect it from spattering pots or pans.

Number 5: Clean up each step along the way.

  • Every cook is responsible for their work space and tools that they use. Cleaning immediately upon finishing each task is mandatory. 
  • Equipment and tools must be returned to their proper location so that everyone knows where to find everything when they need it.

Number 6: Pay Attention.

  • Our primary goal is for groups to cook together, children with adults, novices with experienced chefs or that beginners will learn together.
  • Our recipes encourages a shared experience while cooking with social interaction, we recommend that phones, computers and televisions not be allowed to interrupt or interfere.
  • Following directions requires full attention and focus and is a great opportunity for reading and to exercise memory. Try to remember what the ingredients are while eating it at the table, this will help to reiterate the recipe and tie it into memory and taste.

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Elaine Good


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