Food doesn’t have to look or smell bad to
make you ill. To keep your food safe and
yourself from becoming ill, follow the steps
outlined and remember when in doubt, throw
• Be sure a responsible adult knows what you plan to cook
and which kitchen tools you will use.
Learn fire safety rules for the home.
• To avoid the risk of burns and fires, use the stove and
oven as little as possible.
• Clean up after yourself. Turn off all appliances before
you leave the kitchen.
Stoves and Ovens
Get an adult’s permission
to use the stove or oven
Keep clothing away from burners.
Avoid clothes with sleeves or laces
that hang down; they could catch
Keep pot handles turned
in toward the center of the
Use an oven mitt to handle hot
trays or metal pot handles. A
mitt covers your whole hand.
Be careful when you take
food out of a microwave.
Even if the container isn’t
hot, steam can burn you.
appliance off or
only with an