Life Skills in the Kitchen

Here are just a few things to help you keep safe and get started

Always ask an adult’s permission before cooking in the kitchen

 Clean As You Go - It makes it easier and more enjoyable to clear the mess.

Don't put knives or other sharp objects into a sink full of water. Someone could reach in and get hurt.

Don't put cooked food on an unwashed plate or cutting board that held raw food. Always use a clean plate.

Use a heat proof stand for putting hot

pans and pots on

Get everything together first

Ask an adult to pour boiling water into or out of a saucepan

Wash Your Hands - You can see dirt, but you can't see germs. Always wash your hands before you start preparing food.

Practice using a knife - Hold the knife carefully and firmly. Keep fingers out of the way - you don't want to add them to your cooking.

Keep electrical appliances away from water to avoid shocks.

Use a clean chopping board for cutting.

Read the whole recipe before you start cooking

Point all pan handles away from the front of the stove

Use a dry potholder to handle hot containers

There seems a lot to remember - but most of it is common sense.

Ask and adult to help you in the kitchen until you feel confident.