A guide to helping keep kids safe when helping out in the kitchen.

By
Home Inspector with Certified Structure Inspector IOS #1730, EA #30

Kids are often eager to help. It's a great way for them to learn while still getting done what you need to get done. Cooking is one thing that is good for kids to help with. The problem is that the kitchen and cooking involve dangerous tools and equipment. Always watch children in the kitchen. During a Home Inspection I often inspect for defects but some safety items are checked. Somethings  I check are water temperature, electrical hazards, GFCI outlets, and anti tip brackets for the range. Do your own safety check before letting a child in the kitchen.

A list of kitchen tasks that various ages of children can do was put together by the National Fire Protection Association. You can get it here http://www.sparky.org/parentpage/pdf/Cooking%20and%20kids.pdf

Comments (3)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Robert - Thank you for the detailed information on a guide helping kids safe when helping out in the kitchen.

Aug 24, 2011 05:13 PM
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

John, Thanks for reading.

Aug 25, 2011 12:45 PM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Robert - Love the age breakdown

Aug 27, 2011 02:15 AM