Kitchen Tips for Kids


  • Kids and pets should stay at least 3 feet away from the stove when food is cooking.
  • A grown-up watches the stovetop when he or she is frying, grilling, or boiling food.
  • Grown-ups always pay attention to the things that are cooking.
  • Things that can burn, dish towels, curtains, or paper, are at least 3 feet away from the stove.
  • Pot holders or oven mitts are easy for grown-ups to reach when they are cooking.
  • Pot handles are turned in toward the back of the stove when a grown-up is cooking.
  • If someone gets burned, put cool water on the burn for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Microwave ovens cook food really fast. Food cooked in a microwave can get very hot. Be careful when you take the cover off food because hot steam can burn you. Let the food cool before you eat it. You should use a microwave oven only if a grown-up says it is okay.