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How To Design a Safe Kitchen

Watch more Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Design a safe kitchen by following these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Design Design a floor plan that routes traffic away from the cooking area. Avoid putting appliances near an entrance or exit. Step 2: Protect children Protect children by purchasing appliances that provide a programmable lockout system or with lockout covers. Step 3: Keep fire extinguisher Keep a fire extinguisher near a room exit. Never store it near or beneath a cooktop or stove. Step 4: Use slip-resistant flooring Use slip-resistant flooring, such as laminate, textured tile, matte-finished wood, or soft glazed ceramic tile. Tip Use throw rugs with non-slip backings for added precautions. Step 5: Purchase cooktop Purchase a safe cooktop with controls in the front or along the side of the unit. Look for a cooktop where the burners are staggered or are in one straight row. Step 6: Keep away from water Keep plugs, electrical switches, and lighting fixtures away from water sources. All electrical receptacles should be grounded and protected with ground-fault circuit interrupters in case there is a power surge or moisture. Step 7: Provide good lighting Provide good lighting throughout the kitchen, especially above areas where you prepare food. Tip Lighting should not produce shadows or glares on a work surface. Step 8: Regulate water Prevent water from getting to dangerous heat levels by installing faucets with anti-scald devices. Did You Know? Hot tap water is responsible for more deaths and hospitalizations than burns from any other hot liquids.
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