Learn about kitchen safety and how to keep it safe for children.
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Female Speaker: And then I want to make sure that we you start that you know the rules of the kitchen and the only reason I say rules is because we have to be careful. You will be working with knives, and in some cases you'll be working with hot items. We want to make sure that we know exactly, how to perform in the kitchen so that we don't hurt ourselves or others and the first thing, if you are working, this is our working area. If you spill something, you want to clean it up right away. If it spills on the floor, it's very important. Why do you think that is? Female Speaker: So someone couldn't slip. Female Speaker: Exactly. That would be really dangerous. You think of all the counters, you think of having a hot stove and if you spill something in front of the stove, they will slip and fall. So you want to make sure, you clean up spills, whether it's on the top or whether it's on the floor immediately. Also, we don't have any in here today, we are not going to be using any, but if you use equipment with an electrical cord, you want to make sure that you know how to work that, that mom and dad know you are using it, or ask mom and dad to help to use that and that's -- a mixer, you can use that for a Cuisinart or just a hand beater, but you should ask mom and dad to know before you start and then clothing. One good thing about clothing that you are wearing today, first of all, you are probably nice and warm, which is good. We have the aprons on, which protects your clothing from any food, little pockets so you can hold on to your towels. So if you have your special chef's towel, you can slip that right into there and always have it with you. Sleeves, if you do have long sleeves, I have seen you push them up and that helps getting the sleeves out of the way of any frame or getting stuck on something and accidentally pulling it off. Also if you have a T-Shirt, if you are choosing that to wear in apron, what happens, is that T-Shirt gets into the fire? That's dangerous, right. That's scaring the heck out of you, right? So that's why you want to make sure, you have the apron thats holding everything back and everything is tucked in nice and tight, so you don't need to worry about that. But for safety, you want to make sure and that also includes jewelry. I have taken off, all my rings, I have taken off my watch. The only reason I would keep my watch is if I wanted to time something at a later time during the cooking process, just so I have it on me. Glasses, those work just fine. You will be able to see everything, you might need to clear them off, if you get some steam on them, but they will be fine and then any necklaces, should be tucked in. It's okay if you have jewelry but then you keep your hair pulled back, right? Got it. When you are moving through, we haven't talked about, that these are going to be used for cooking, so they might be hot. So that's why we have this nifty, little towel right here, because you can pull it out, grab it at any point, even if its warm, even if it's not. Just get into the habit of having your towel with you and the reason I have a towel and not maybe an oven mitt, in the restaurant we use towels for everything and I have just gotten used to the fact that if I had a towel with me, I always have protection, no matter where I am going, I have it on me in your pocket. So wherever you are, you can pull it out and grab something if you need to,. Even when moving something to the sick, you want to make sure that you use your towel and put it all the way in. One of the problems with these nifty pans here is that look, see how they stick out like that, what if I walked by and hit that, that would all be on the floor. So when you are cooking, you just want to make sure that the handle are turned in just enough so if somebody walked by, they wouldn't catch that with their sleeve, with their shoulder, with their side, so it doesn't go on your floor. Here, keep this back and we talked about this pot ov