Holiday Cooking Tips for Apartment Living Safety

Posted by Jenna Redman

December 13, 2017

cooking in apartment kitchenThe holiday season brings anticipation of a certain kind to everyone. For some it’s being able to see family that live far away; others become excited to make that special holiday meal that only gets made once a year.

No matter what you’re anticipating this holiday season there’s bound to be some kind of cooking going on. As you may already know, apartment kitchens are on the smaller side. It can get tight when there’s more than one person moving around and prepping food. It’s important to make sure that everyone who helps you out is being safe with all the moving pieces and parts.

Whether that is yelling “Corner!” when you’re coming around a corner with your hands full of hot food or making sure that everyone who is helping knows the rules of the kitchen and how to dress. We want to make sure that your holiday meals not only turn out wonderful, but that no one has to be called because something went terribly wrong. 

Here is an article with eleven important tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while in the kitchen this holiday season.

11 Important Tips for Holiday Cooking Safety

By: Caroline Maurer

Cooking together is a treasured holiday tradition for many families. They take joy in building gingerbread houses, baking cookies, and trying to master the secrets behind grandma’s famous Thanksgiving turkey. But—as with any project—it’s important we all abide by a few rules to keep everyone in the holiday spirit and out of the hospital. If you have younger children helping out in the kitchen this season (or you plan on cooking a holiday feast for the whole family), follow these simple tips to make sure everyone stays healthy, happy, and well-fed.

  1. Always wash your hands before you cook.

Germs don’t take holidays, and children are proverbial magnets for bacteria! Salmonella, E. coli, norovirus, and the common cold—they’re nasty little buggers. But a good scrub can go a long way to help prevent these illnesses. To keep food sanitary—and your family healthy—be sure to have everyone wash their hands before they start cooking.

The Stats

  • The CDC has found that when communities understand the importance of hand-washing, the occurrence of respiratory illnesses (like a cold) decreases by 16-21 percent.

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If you’re planning on hosting guests at your Chico apartment this Christmas or New Year’s, keep these cooking tips in mind for everyone’s health and happiness. If you’d like to learn more ways to stay safe in your apartment, download our free guide about apartment living safety.

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Topics: Safety, Apartment Living, Holidays

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