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Tips on Running Your Kitchen Appliances Safely

Tips on Running Your Kitchen Appliances Safely
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Today, home appliances are manufactured with an exceptional safety track record. However, in order for them to function safely, they need to be used properly. These appliances pass some rigorous tests and safety measurements before being sent off on the market. For this reason, appliance accidents can be prevented. Most of the appliance mishaps pop in the kitchen. So it’s essential for us to use them according to certain rules. Take a look at these instructions on how to run your kitchen appliances safely.

Unplugging Saves from Shocks

With any appliance, whether turned on or off, you run the risk of an electric shock. For this reason, it’s advised to always unplug your small appliances after use. This safety measure will help save your home from eventual mishaps in case your appliance starts to spark, and lower the risk of an electric shock.

Hot Surfaces

Even after decades of using cooking appliances, people still manage to get burned or injured today. This, of course, brings us back to the good old “don’t touch the hot surfaces”. All manufacturers tend to design their appliances with the ability to be handled safely to avoid the risk of injury. There are outer areas of the appliance that always tend to stay cooler. And if your knob handle breaks, make sure to replace it from the manufacturer.

Loose Cords

The danger of getting injured by hanging cords is always extremely high. At first you are running a risk to trip, but additionally, your kids may snag a cord and pull down an appliance on themselves. If the appliance is hot, has boiling content like fryers, kettles, crockpots, this situation can have even worse outcome. There are some appliances that feature certain solutions to this problem, but the safest way is tucking the cords away.

A Knife is Not the Only Dangerous Blade

Food processors often have an interlocking feature that prevents the blades from rotating when you take the appliance apart for cleaning. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need to take great care during cleaning. Remember that any blade is a sharp cutting tool and should be treated as you would any knife.

No Overcooking in a Microwave

Whether you’re making a baked potato or cooking up some popcorn, there is a risk of a microwave fire. The most common cause of microwave fires is leaving food cooking for too long. Many models feature a sensor to shut off the microwave in case of fire, but prevention is much better than dealing with a mess. Don’t just guess the cooking time, as you may forget things are in the microwave. If you do have a microwave fire, switch off the device and keep the door closed.

Unattended Enemy

Unattended cooking is a leading cause of house fires, so it is vital that you watch whatever you’re cooking. Whether you’re using the stovetop or roasting in a range, burned food or pots boiling over cannot only cause a mess, but could lead to a fire.

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For the past five years, he has dedicated his expertise to the appliance industry, becoming well-versed in the intricacies of home appliances, their cutting-edge technology, and ever-evolving features.

As a passionate mechanical engineering enthusiast, Daniel keeps a vigilant eye on emerging trends and innovations in the appliance sector. With a profound understanding of both the engineering principles and the consumer demands, he brings a unique blend of knowledge and practical insight to his blogs.

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