Manage Kids & Pets Around Heat for the Safety of Everyone Involved.
Kids and Pets Don't Play Well in Cooking Areas
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Kids and Pets don't play well around our heat sources.

Protect everyone involved by keeping hot items away from kids & pets. They won’t know what they are dealing with.

  • Young children are at high risk of being burned by hot food and liquids. Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove.
  • Keep young children at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from any place where hot food or drink is being prepared or carried.
  • Keep hot foods and liquids away from table and counter edges.
  • When young children are present, use the stove's back burners whenever possible. For a center island range top, use the furthest, or hardest to reach burners whenever possible.
  • Never hold a child while cooking, drinking, or carrying hot foods or liquids.
  • Teach children that hot things burn.
  • When children are old enough, teach them to cook safely and supervise them closely.