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Kids and Cooking Safety

Kids and Cooking Safety

With all of the cooking shows on TV these days more and more children are practicing to become a Top Chef. If you have young ones in the kitchen Sequachee Valley Electric Coopertive and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recommend taking the following safety precautions to ensure that cooking lessons do not result in tragedy for young chefs and kitchen helpers:

* Lowering water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below can increase the chance of bacteria growth. Those with weakened immune systems should consult with their doctor before lowering the temperature of their water heaters below 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Did You Know?

Children under the age of 5 are almost eight times as likely to die in a fire caused by playing with heat sources than the general public (NFPA).

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