Having A Safe Thanksgiving

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by zach
Happy Thanksgiving from Ashton

Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Here are a few reminders that will help make the holiday a little less stressful.

  • Stay home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over toys, pocketbooks, jackets or bags.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, or mixer are not dangling off the counter that can be easily pulled or caught accidently.
  • Never leave candles unattended.
  • Don’t place glass casseroles or lids on the stove or burner – they can heat up or even explode.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
  • Buy a food thermometer if you don’t already have one. A cooked whole turkey is safe at a minimum internal temperature of 74°C throughout the bird and stuffing. If you’re thawing the turkey in the refrigerator, we also recommend using a refrigerator thermometer to make sure the temperature is no higher than 5°C.

Most importantly is to remember to take time to enjoy the holiday with your friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving from Ashton Service Group!

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