Apr 08, 2021 05:30 PM

How to Put Out a Grease Fire - Photo by Carroll DeWeese from Flickr
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How to put out a grease fire in oven

How to Put Out a Grease Fire - Photo by WillowWoodDenton from Flickr

Do you know that of all kitchen fires, fire in ovens is the most prevalent? There are some causes leading to the accident. Some food scraps or other items left in your oven could catch fire. Not to mention, forgetting something in the oven can also lead to burned food, lots of smoke and in some instances, a fire.

You also have to watch what you put in the oven: if you are cooking something with a lot of fat and grease, it can splatter and cause a flame. The overflowing batter of your bake can also drip to the bottom and start a small fire. Whatever the reason is, it’s really important to learn how to put out a grease fire in your oven.

First, you have to leave the oven door closed to avoid the flame from expanding. If it’s possible, turn off the oven and allow the fire to burn out on its own. If it does go out, open your windows, then open the oven door and remove the hot pan. Be careful not to burn your hands when opening the oven door—also, note that it’ll be real smoky once the oven door is opened!

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