6 Kitchen Safety Tips You Didn’t Know About

Just about anything in the kitchen, from equipment to appliances to cutlery can all be safety hazards if you don’t take extra care.

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Here are some tips and hacks to help you stay safe in the kitchen.

1) Dry sponges faster

Wet sponges can be quite stinky and icky to touch not to mention a breeding ground for germs and mold. Use a binder clip in an upside down position to hold the sponge so it dries faster.

2) Slippery cutting boards

A cutting board can cause serious injury if it slips or slides off the counter when you are using it. just place a damp towel underneath it to keep it in place.

3) Maintain sharp knives

They say that a sharp knife is safer than a dull one. This is true. After sharpening your knives with a knife sharpener, store your knives in a countertop knife block with the blades facing upward, to prevent dulling.

Drawing the blade across the chopping board to transfer food to a pot or bowl after chopping can cause it to dull faster. Use the back of a knife to do this instead.

4) Sharp edges

Avoid accidents with knives by popping a wine cork over the tips before storing your knives in a drawer.

5) Prevent cross-contamination

Raw meat juices can spread germs to your fruits and veggies through your chopping board. Get two chopping boards; one for raw meat and another for all your other chopping needs.

6) Kitchen Fires

Combat those small grease or electrical fires with ease. Just sprinkle some baking soda onto the fire to extinguish it. Heated baking soda produces carbon monoxide which helps put out the fire.