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With Christmas on the way you are normally cooking more than any other time. Buy a big box of baking soda and keep it within reach just in case you have a fire. You can buy a big box for about $3 at most big grocery stores and it sure beats having your kitchen burn down. So take an extra safety step and buy that box of baking soda. It may save you a lot in the long run.
Baking soda will put out VERY small grease fires, and it takes a lot. I'd recommend having a small fire extinguisher on the wall of the kitchen. Have the pressure checked every year. If your house is really in any danger of burning down, there aren't really any good shortcuts.
Every year thousands of people have kitchen fires. These fires can become very dangerous and can get out of control quickly. A fire extinguisher is very helpful in situations such as this, but a simple remedy can save your home.
Keep a large box of baking soda near your stove. Should a fire occur, you just throw baking soda on it and keep it contained until you can get more help. Usually the baking soda will put out the fire immediately and doesn't cost much for such a simple solution.
So the next time you go to the store, buy a box of baking soda and keep it within reach should you need it.
By Gem from VA
Great idea! You can use baking soda for cleaning as well and can get a far cheaper supply of it from cattle food stores: just ask for cattle grade baking soda; it's not edible! But is fantastic to keep in a canister near the stove, and also to use just like you do "comet" or other cleaners; far cheaper, and no chemicals to harm you! Do buy baking soda without aluminum in it; available and only get a small amount to use from bulk; that way it will be fresh for you to use! Aluminum is added into the boxed kind sold in the usa and other countries along with other additives; which in excessive amounts in the body, causes alzheimers !
After reading this I decided to go get a kitchen fire extinguisher after work! Thank you for sharing your story. It could easily happen to anyone.
Yesterday the weather turned colder so I got out my bread machine and set up a loaf for dinner. I placed it on my flat topped stove because I don't have a very large kitchen and the counterspace was full. This was a big mistake.
Forgive me for not having a photo, but the skillets are no longer here. Let me explain.
Keep salt close at hand to throw on oven fires in the bottom of your oven. Once the oven has cooled, the salt will aid in cleaning up the spill that caused the fire. Baking soda also works well for this.
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If grease catches fire, put a large pot lid over it at once to cut off the oxygen supply; or pour baking soda on the flames, and they'll disappear.
Keep a small spray fire extinguisher within easy reach in your kitchen. Read the directions for use every now and then so that you won't have to stop to read them if you need it quickly.