Keep Your Thanksgiving Safe With These Safety Tips!

The kitchen is one of the main areas of your home during the Thanksgiving holiday! With all the family activities going on, safety is a very important aspect! Here are some simple tips to make sure your Thanksgiving is a safe one!

General Safety:

-Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children and never leave kids alone with lit candles.
-Make sure your smoke alarms are working by testing them and replacing the batteries if necessary.

Cooking Safety:
-Stay in the kitchen when cooking to keep an eye all of the food.
-Stay at home when cooking your turkey and check it regularly to make sure it is cooking properly.
-Keep young children away from the stove and hot foods or liquids to prevent any serious accidents.
-Clear the floor area so that you can safely move around your kitchen without tripping.
-Make sure electric cords are not near any liquids or dangling off any counters to prevent any electrical mishaps!

Safe Turkey Preparation:
-Thaw your turkey using one of the three safe thawing methods to avoid bacteria growth: in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in a microwave oven.
-Clean your hands, utensils, and preparations surfaces before preparing the turkey and before working with any other foods.
-Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before cooking it.
-Use a food thermometer to make sure the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F before serving.

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