How can I use my oven safely?

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Never leave food cooking unattended, even if you’re just popping out for a few minutes

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

Never leave food cooking unattended, even if you’re just popping out for a few minutes.

Don’t use the oven as a storage cupboard – someone might forget and turn it on.

Make sure you keep the oven clean – grease and splatters of food can catch fire.

Keep your oven gloves, tea towels and other flammable materials away from heat.

Always turn off the oven when not in use.

If you have a gas oven and smell gas, open a window and leave the room before calling a Gas Safe engineer.

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