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Cooking Safety

Cooking safety

Cooking before dawn for Suhoor and after sunset for Iftar can be a challenge. To keep your family safe follow these safety tips.

  • Look when you cook! Never leave cooking unattended – take karahi/pans off the heat if you have to leave the room.
  • Never fill the karahi more than one-third full of oil.
  • If a karahi is smoking excessively, turn off the heat.
  • Never throw water on a burning karahi. Turn off the heat if it is safe to do so, close the door to the kitchen and leave the house. Get out, stay out and call 999.
  • Keep the oven hob and grill clean. A build-up of fat can easily catch fire.
  • Clothes and scarves can easily catch fire while you are cooking. Make sure scarves and sleeves from hijabs, shalwar kameez, and saris are out of the way of the flames.
  • When you have finished cooking make sure the cooker or oven is turned off.