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How to Cook Safely with Gas and its Appliances

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How to Cook Safely with Gas and its Appliances


Precautions You should take when Using Gas for Cooking

Cooking fats and oils using gas

When cooking with oil or fat take extra care as fats and cooking oils will ignite once they have reached a certain temperature.

How to cook Safely with Gas

Proactive and Careful Cooking

never leave cooking unattended even for a few moments.

It is one of the most common and preventable causes of domestic fires.

According to the MFB, in 2015 there were 1565 preventable house fires in Melbourne resulting in the loss of five lives and causing almost $30 million property damage – 45 per cent of those fires started in the kitchen.

House explosions are rare but have had a deadly toll across the country. Home explosions caused by natural gas ignition like the one in Jeffersonville over the weekend are uncommon, but they've happened before. ... Around 20 homes in the area were affected, according to the Jeffersonville Fire Department. This was in 2019


Never use water to put out fat and oil fires.

Water can cause a fire to spread rapidly and inflict horrific burns. If a fire starts, turn off the stove or cover the flame with the pot lid if it is safe to do so. Then use an appropriate fire extinguisher, such as a wet chemical extinguisher, or fire blanket to smother the flames.

Scalds can be serious.

Extensive scald injuries can be life threatening, especially in young people and the elderly. Most scald injuries that occur in the home are easily preventable. Always seek medical advice.

Gas cookers Ventilation

Gas cookers consume air and release combustion products into the room and can make the room stuffy if there is inadequate ventilation.

Dirty, old and un-serviced gas cookers operating in a sealed environment have an increased risk of carbon monoxide spillage. Smaller, poorly ventilated dwellings are at greater risk.


Gas is a clean and efficient way to cook.

However, it is important your kitchen complies with certain safety standards so you and your family are safe when using gas appliances. This includes ensuring your gas cookers and hotplates have adequate clearance from combustible surfaces and Flammable liquids, for example:

Range-hoods must be at least 600mm above the cooking appliance,

Exhaust fans must be 750mm above the appliance, and

Burners must have clearances of 200mm, unless the nearby wall or surface is suitably protected.

Your gasfitter can ensure your kitchen meets these standards.

Here are Safety tips on cooking safely using Gas.

•Never leave cooking unattended.

•Never get distracted. If you are called away, turn off the gas.

•Never allow a child to cook without adult supervision.

•Keep the flame from extending past the pot side.

•Turn pot handles away from the stove edge.

•Keep stoves and cook tops free of grease and fat build-up.

•Hang tea-towels and oven mitts away from the stove.

Wear tight-fitting sleeves when cooking.

•Ensure the exhaust fan above the stove is clean and free of grease and fat build-up.

•Have a fire blanket and extinguisher easily accessible in the kitchen.

•Ensure smoke alarms are working.

•Have a tested fire escape plan.

•Never use cooking appliances as heaters.

•When cooking with gas, make sure the flame does not go out – gas can escape silently and invisibly.

•Using the Right Utensils

•Monitoring Carbon Monoxide

Most Importantly have a fire Extinguisher and An Emergency line at Your Disposal

Learn How effectively Use  a fire Extinguisher and keep it full at all Times.

 Never Use Domestic Water for putting out fires,We all know water contains Oxygen that Supports Burning.


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