In the kitchen always keep the heat under control:

* Stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must walk away for a moment, turn the heat off or to very low and return to the stove quickly.
* Use masking tape to mark off a “child free zone” around the stove.
* Keep things that can be burn such as dishtowels and paper or plastic bags at least three feet away from the range top.
* Before cooking, roll up your sleeves and use long oven mitts. Loose fitting clothes can touch a hot burner and catch on fire.