Don’t let carelessness or lack of attention ruin your holiday meals. Cooking-related fires peak on Thanksgiving and continue until the end of the year. Add these kitchen safety ingredients to your recipes for safe and happy meals.

Supervision is key
Never leave cooking food on the stovetop unattended.

Get in the Zone
Keep children and pets away from the cooking area and turn pan handles in but away from hot burners. Keep the cooking area clear of anything that can burn—towels, pot holders, food packaging, etc.

Roll ’em up
Wear short or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Loose clothing can catch fire.

Keep a cool head
For a range-top fire, put on an oven mitt and smother the flames by turning off the burner and carefully sliding a lid onto the pan, leaving it in place until well cooled. Don’t use water or flour on a grease fire.

Use the right tools
A multi-purpose fire extinguisher is great for a grease fire, but make sure you know how to use it to avoid spreading the fire.