Wash hands thoroughly for 30 seconds with soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry with clean towel.
Paper towels work best to eliminate the spread of germs. If not wash your dish towels frequently.
Counter space and sink area should be cleaned before and after with disinfectant cleaner.
Eggs should be stored in refrigerator at 40° in the original carton. Any spills of raw eggs should be cleaned immediately and wipe area with disinfectant clear.
Keep hair tied back.
Raw dough or batter should not be eaten and should be covered and refrigerated if not baked right away.
Place oven rack in proper position before preheating oven.
Always keep 2 clean oven mitts close to the oven. To avoid being steam-burned, do not use a damp/wet potholder.
Have your cooling racks ready before taking hot pans out of the oven.
Before removing hot items from oven or stove make sure you have a clear traffic path.
Make sure the temperature in your refrigerator is 40 degrees or under. Get a good refrigerator thermometer and place it where you can see it, and check it often.
When you want to refrigerate a hot dish, first leave it cool down with the lid open so before you put it in the refrigerator. If you refrigerate a hot dish in before it cools, it will warm up the refrigerator, endangering everything else in there.
If you must store cleaning chemicals and other possibly toxic non-food items in the kitchen, always store them on shelves below food items, if they leak, they can’t get into your food.
Don’t use appliances near the sink or other water. If one falls in, it can electrocute anyone nearby. If you have a wall socket near the sink, make sure it has a “Ground Fault Interrupter” type socket assembly.
Turn pot handles toward the rear of the stove to reduce the risk of scald burns.
Keep flammable materials away from range or stove. If the stove is near a window, use short, flame-resistant curtains. Do not put napkins, towels or paper containers on the stove top.
In the case of an oven fire, turn oven off and close door. If fire does not go out use a fire extinguisher or douse with flour or baking soda. For a stove a fire always give yourself a place to escape. If it is possible to safely turn off the electricity or gas feeding the fire, do so. If you have a small pan fire, shut off the heat and cover the fire with a lid. Never pour water on a pan fire involving grease, or try to carry it to the sink or outdoors.
Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. This will minimize skin damage and ease the pain. Never apply butter or other grease to a burn. If the burned skin is blistered or charred, see a doctor immediately.
For safer water temperatures to prevent scalds from hot tap water, keep your hot water heater set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
Every home should have working, UL Listed smoke detectors and fully charged UL Listed fire extinguishers strategically placed in the kitchen.