Pull the plug out or switch off power at the fuse box. Kris {Driven by Decor} recently posted…Organizing the Kitchen: Our New Coffee Station. Grease fires on the stovetop are common, but many issues can also cause an oven fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. And oil floats on top of water. Also, do not throw hot grease in the garbage. Also on my to-do list is to have some baking soda on hand at all times in the kitchen. But I guess I took my eye off for a minute because the next thing I knew, the top of the sub was on fire. Do not cook if you’re affected by alcohol or prescription drugs. Thanks, Nikki. Thank you for the. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. It’s been nothing but trouble, burning toast and cookies left and right. I did buy another toaster oven — I just didn’t buy a … I put my toaster oven fire out by unplugging the toaster oven and throwing water on the fire, but I’ve read that it might be best to keep the oven door closed, and the fire might stop by itself when it runs out of oxygen. It only takes minutes for an unattended pot of oil to catch fire, so never turn your back on it! Again Thank you for all your. DO NOT douse the grease fire with water, or milk, etc… If you do, it will explode into a fireball. Dry your food in a clean tea towel before putting it in the fryer this is because water can make the oil erupt violently. The toaster oven itself looks fine now that it's been cleaned out but the plug now has some concerning grey/blue gunk on it; I couldn't say for sure if it was there before the fire or not, though. As with a grease fire, you should never use water to extinguish an electrical fire. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Smother the fire with a fire blanket. Make sure your ventilation is working properly and not blocked up, especially if you have a gas cooker. Keep electrical leads from trailing over or going near the cooker. If you have a fire: Just get out! Baking soda can help put out kitchen fires! Once the sparking stops, you can handle the grease fire by spreading baking soda or closing the door. The fire extinguisher is too old. Being aware of the common causes of oven … Hope you get a new fire extinguisher! This is perfect for me right now. The kitchen is the single most dangerous place in your home, and time and time again it is the same problems that cause fires. There are two schools of thought on whether you should provide fire extinguishers in the home. I might be making our toast in a frying pan on the stove from now on! About twenty people are killed or injured every day in accidental fires that start in their kitchen, the most common of these are caused by deep fat frying. I am not sure if I will be purchasing a new toaster oven for my kitchen. If you cannot deal with the fire, close the door on the way out and call 999. Keep the oven, hob and grill clean. (It’s at least 12 years old!) My kids and I were having a normal Tuesday night yesterday when I decided to heat up a taco shell and have a second taco for dinner. What a terrific reminder! It went out of its own accord, Never throw water on an oil/fat fire though I put my toaster oven fire out by unplugging the toaster oven and throwing water on the fire, but I’ve read that it might be best to keep the oven door closed, and the fire might stop by itself when it runs out of oxygen. Great reminder–I’m sure our fire extinguisher is too old, too. The fire should go … Tear open the box and dump the whole thing on the flames. ... Let the pan cool for a long time. Its thermostat stops it from overheating, better still choose oven chips. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I just left the door shut as fire needs oxygen to continue burning. Do not put oven gloves or tea towels down on the cooker after you’ve used them. If a pan of food or chip pan catches fire do not attempt to remove from the stove, it could give you terrible burns if incorrectly handled. Do not put anything metallic inside the microwave. The water will sink to the bottom of the pot, where it will become super-heated and eventually explode, sending scalding grease and water everywhere. Only open the door once you’re confident the fire is completely out, standing to the side as you do. If you’re called away from the cooker by the phone or by someone at the door, take pans off the heat. Keep the oven, hob and grill clean. Is the kettle leaking? I bought a new fire extinguisher today! NEVER throw water on a grease fire. I was watching it the whole time. Never, ever, ever. If you use wet chemical extinguishers, make sure you empty the entire content of the extinguisher on the oil, even if the flames have been doused already! Instead, slide a lid over the pan or use Baking Soda to suffocate the fire. It may be counterintuitive, but water can make a grease fire worse. If you're faced with a kitchen grease fire, try these … Baking soda can help put out kitchen fires! Call the fire department from outside. Oil burns at much, much higher temperatures than water boils. I got three new extinguishers just a few months ago after a friend had a similar incident! I have the fire extinguisher under the sink as well …but have not checked it in so long. For more on how to put out a toaster oven fire, check out this article on putting out toaster oven fires by WikiHow. If the food in the toaster isn't greasy, you can also throw water on the fire to kill it. Nearly two thirds of all domestic fires happen because of cooking. • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. Your important post will surely save someone from harm. Nothing stupid about throwing water on a fire. Grease is hydrophobic, meaning it's repelled by water, so if you pour water on a grease fire, the grease will splatter and the fire will spread. ... making the fire worse, and--since water doesn't mix with oil--water can cause the oil to spray elsewhere, throwing flaming oil onto other nearby surfaces. Deep fat fryers fires cause one fifth of all accidental dwelling fires attended by the Fire and Rescue Service in the UK each year. helpful information! Smother flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. You’re likely to fan the flames and spread … Dial 999 and call the Fire and Rescue Service. For more on how to put out a toaster oven fire, check out this article on, putting out toaster oven fires by WikiHow, Karen@From the Garden Table recently posted…. • Do Not Move the Pot or Carry It Outside – Throwing the pot outside might seem logical in the frenzy of the moment. Check toasters are clean and placed away from curtains and kitchen rolls. Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains— away from your stovetop. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on a grease fire. It was quite scary, because the minute I opened the toaster oven door, the flames jumped out of the toaster oven! On my to-do list is to buy new fire extinguishers tomorrow, as I am sure that the fire extinguisher upstairs is too old and needs replacing. If you know about those problems, the chances are you will be less likely to have a fire in your kitchen. A build up of fat and grease can ignite a fire. Never ever throw water over a grease fire and resist the temptation to take the pot outside, as the fire could potentially burn you. In fact, it’s an ideal fuel for a fire and difficult to put out. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on this type of fire. Then reading here I wanted to know how would I put a Toaster Oven fire out. [12] X Research source And flour, unlike baking soda, can actually explode when it's in dust form. Organizing the Kitchen: Our New Coffee Station, Simply Organizing: Coffee Creamer Containers Reused into Storage Containers. Remember you are heating several pints of oil to extremely high temperatures. REACH FOR THE EXTINGUISHER. I’ve learned that the pressure gauge on a fire extinguisher should be checked at least monthly to make sure that the extinguisher is in proper working order. Microwaves are responsible for many fires. Things NOT TO DO with a grease fire. Don't throw water or flour on a grease fire. This can be dangerous. Baking soda will put out the grease fire, but it won't stop the sparking. Let the pan cool for a long time. The oil can cause terrible burns and go up in flames. The two basic types of clay used as a modeling material are hardening clay and non-hardening clay. When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. That's why it's important to pull the plug or shut off the breaker as soon as possible. Well done. (Maybe someone was trying to tell me something!). Turn saucepan handles so they do not stick out where they can be accidentally knocked, and are not over another hot ring. Do not put a plant pot or anything wet on top of an electrical appliance. and remove the hot pan. Don’t be one of them, know what to do and what not to do in the kitchen. If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Now, I am at least going to give them a quick read before recycling them! Yikes! If necessary look for training on the use of extinguishers by fire experts. This causes the oil to break into thousands of tiny droplets. It won't adequately stifle the flames, and you'll just be wasting precious time, allowing the fire to grow. ‘Dry’ water mist extinguishers and foams can be used as well if they have been tested to 35kV. DO NOT move or carry the pan outside, it will fan the flames and risk spreading. Turn off the heat if it is safe to do so, but never lean over the pan to the controls, switch off the supply at the meter if necessary. But nothing came out! I panicked and the only thing I could think of to do was to pour a glass of water on it to put it out (yes it was still plugged in. Do not use water. If it crisps quickly, the oil is too hot so turn off the heat and leave it to cool. Home Depot has a helpful guide on how to choose the best fire extinguisher for each room of the home. So we will see! Thank you, Randi! Never throw water on a grease fire. 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