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Cooking Safety Tips

cooking tips
This post on cooking safety tips is brought to you on behalf of my partnership with EatSmart.  This partnership does not influence my thoughts or sway my opinion.  

Making sure my family is safe and healthy is probably one of my biggest passions right now. It can get really easy to be careless whenever you’re in a hurry cooking. I’ve established several different tips for making sure I’m cooking right and making everything as healthy as possible.

cooking safety tips with pictures of veggies


Cooking Safety Tips

#1. Washing Down Counters

It can be tough to remember to wash down counters before I cook, but I am making a better habit of it. Especially with so much sickness going around at the boys’ school on a monthly basis, I like doing what I can to make our home as sanitary as possible.

#2. Cooking Temperatures

Getting the right temperature on the items I’m cooking is so important. I know that I’m guilty of cooking an item and just checking to see if it’s brown to ensure it’s done. Using a food thermometer such as the EatSmart Precision Elite Themocouple Food Themometer, allows you to check the temperatures of the food to make sure its getting cooked thoroughly. This is important, especially, when cooking meat items. I need to keep my family healthy and this is one way to do it.

The EatSmart Precision Elite Themocouple Food Themometer has some really great features including the following:

Temperature readings in three seconds or less
1.5mm folding probe
Anti Microbial Nylon Case for convenient storage
It’s able to “freeze” the temperature making it more convenient to read
It can switch readings from Fahrenheit to Celsius
Illuminated Bright Blue Back lighting
A very broad range from -40 degrees to 572 degrees Fahrenheit

EatSmart Themometer

#3. Stay in the Kitchen When Cooking

This is such a bad habit, leaving the kitchen while I’m cooking. I don’t do it every time, but sometimes I get a little distracted when cooking. I am making a better habit of staying in the kitchen while I’m cooking something on the stove top. Experts say that if you leave the kitchen for any period of time while cooking, you should turn off the stove. House fires start really easily from the kitchen and I’m not ready to risk that.

#4. Check Food Regularly

If you plan on cooking in your kitchen make sure you are checking the food on a consistent basis. Food can burn so easily, so don’t forget to set a timer, when possible.

What are your best kitchen cooking safety tips?




  • Rosey

    I always wipe down the counter before cooking. I can see my grandma doing it in my mind, so it must be something I picked up from her. 🙂

  • Krista

    I could really use that thermometer! Mine just broke! I also love these tips. I always have a little helper in the kitchen and her favorite job is cleaning counters after we are done 🙂

  • Debi

    That thermometer would be great for my son. He is always in the kitchen.

  • Emily

    That is why I love my crockpot because I can leave the kitchen!! These are great tips and now I want that meat thermometer! So much nicer than my non digital!

  • Brie Snyder

    You know, I really should invest in one of these for just in case purposes. Thank you for the reminder.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    Great tips for safety in the kitchen. This is especially good for kids who are learning to cook.