Cook safely Make sure that the handles of the pans don't stick out so they don't fall off the stove. Be careful if you are wearing loose-fitting clothing, as they can easily catch fire. Keep kitchen towels and towels away from the kitchen and the counter, check that the pot is turned off when you finish cooking. First, get your hands wet with hot water.
Add soap and rub your hands for at least 15 seconds before rinsing and drying them. Children and pets should not be in the kitchen. Unless children are helping you or learning to cook, keep them out of the area. Not only can children and pets be a distraction, but they can also easily harm themselves if they get into raw food, throw hot pots down, and cause you to stumble while carrying something heavy.