Safety Tips

Check the power cords

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Make sure all wires, cords and plugs on your appliances are not frayed and that the plugs have 3-prong grounded connections. This would include coffee makers, toasters, blenders, microwaves, mixers, etc.


Avoid extension cords in the kitchen

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Don’t use extension cords. You can obtain a junction box that has built-in GFI (ground fault interrupters). This will allow you extra plug in space and the GFI will kick in if there is a power shortage. Helps avoid water/electrical shock accidents.


Get rid of broken appliances

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Get rid of any appliance that is broken or damaged. New ones are very inexpensive these days. If a new one would bust your budget, try garage and tag sales (just make sure you’re not buying somebody else’s broken appliance).


Check your clothing

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Avoid wearing inappropriate clothing while cooking. That means loose sleeves and sweaters.


Take extra care when using sharp blades

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Be sure appliances are unplugged before touching sharp edges (blenders, can openers, mixers, etc.)


Store your meat at the bottom shelf

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Store raw meat, poultry and seafood on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in pans so juices don’t drip onto other foods.


Store vegetable in sealed lids

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Store your vegetables in containers with tightly sealed lids.Better yet, wash them thoroughly and prep them for the week before they go into the fridge and you’ll find most of your prep work done when dinnertime rolls around on a busy week night.


Disconnect the power source while accessing panels

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Please be sure to disconnect all electrical power to the unit before you remove any of the access panels or attempt to perform any maintenance procedures. Always remember that there may be more than one power connection switch. If you are unsure about this do not attempt to perform any procedure. Instead get a professional to assist you.

Be very careful when you handle parts or reach into units. Many of the metal parts and housings have very sharp edges which can cause severe injury