Grease Fires = Raging Infernos

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Ever experience a raging inferno while cooking on a pan? The pan itself doesn’t catch on fire, but grease does. Grease fires happen when grease gets hot enough to ignite, and they are the causes of many kitchen accidents.

It’s better to prevent things from happening, right? So, here’s a list of things to do that can help you avoid grease fires in the kitchen: http://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Kitchen-Grease-Fires

Here are some steps on putting out grease fires: http://www.wikihow.com/Put-out-a-Grease-Fire

Remember home chefs, never attempt to put out a grease fire with water. Pouring water on burning grease will not extinguish the fire. It will only cause the grease to splash, spreading the grease fire around the kitchen. Also, do not try to take the burning pot outside. It will only cause the grease to spill and spread.

Be careful when using a pressurized fire extinguisher on a grease fire. Standing right in front of a pan and shooting it with a fire extinguisher can be dangerous. There’s a chance you will blow the grease out of the pan instead of extinguishing the fire. It’s better to stand further back when you do this.

 

Sources:

http://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Kitchen-Grease-Fires

http://www.wikihow.com/Put-out-a-Grease-Fire

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