Monday, 14 October 2013

Do’s and Do Not’s in the Kitchen


Any homeowner will know that the kitchen can be a pretty hazardous place. Whether it’s worrying that your child will touch the hot oven or get in the way when you’re cooking dinner, or you’re more concerned about making sure the appliances are in good, safe working order, there are plenty of do’s and don’ts that will help maintain a safe hub of the home.

  • Pour oil down the sink. Pour it into a bottle or similar receptacle and throw it away with your other rubbish. Oil residue will build up in your pipes and increase the risk of a blockage. While blockages can sometimes be shifted by yourself, you may need the help of the Dyno blocked drains experts if the problem is a little stubborn. You can learn how to clean and unblock drains online if you want to try and tackle any issues yourself first.
  • Settle for poor lighting. The kitchen is one of those rooms where, if you are preparing food and cooking, you shouldn’t work in the dark, regardless of how much money you’re trying to save.
  • Leave pan handles pointing outwards – they are very easily knocked!

  • Scrape your plates, pots and pans before leaving them to soak in the sink. This will reduce the amount of waste that could block up your sink and cause issues and unpleasant smells later on.
  • Learn where the stopcock is so that if you do need to turn the mains water off to fix a blockage, you know where to go. It’s usually underneath your kitchen sink.
  • Ventilate well, so that you’re not faced with unpleasant smells – use the hood above your cooker to eliminate bad odours.
  • Recycle what you can. Check what facilities your local area has and use them. Use one of your kitchen cabinets as recycling storage, with different compartments.
If you’re sensible, you can be safe, energy efficient and cost effective in the kitchen every day, and can make it the happy heart of your home.