We often take our safety and well-being for granted, especially when we are in the comfort of our own home. Surely, nothing inside of our own house can harm us, right? However, there are hidden dangers in the kitchen appliances that we use on a daily basis, which could cause injury and must be used with caution.
While this article shouldn’t cause you to develop a phobia of going into your own kitchen, there are a number of actual dangers that you do need to consider. The good news is that when you realize that those dangers are present, you can take steps to improve the safety for you and your family.
One of the first things that you are going to want to do is get into the habit of regularly checking the electrical cords on all of your appliances. Check to see that they are secure and that none of the cords are frayed and that no wires are exposed. Exposed wire can cause electrical fires. If you notice a frayed cord, you might be tempted to cover it up with electrical tape. While this is an option, it’s not always a good one, and can also cause fire. Have the cord replaced or buy a new appliance.
Another one of the hidden dangers of many kitchen appliances is simple carelessness. Never reach your hand into a blender that is plugged into the outlet. Never reach your hand into the garbage disposal or try to stick a utensil in when it is on. Never use a knife to remove a piece of toast from your toaster because it’s metal touching metal, with electricity involved.
These are simple, common sense things that you wouldn’t normally do. However, they do constitute a lot of the accidents people tend to have with kitchen appliances, and it’s always better safe than sorry.