Batter safe than sorry on Pancake Day otherwise it could end up flipping you out if a fire starts in the home.
Hot oil left unattended can easily catch fire and leave you with a devastating house fire.
Pancake lovers across East Sussex are being urged to celebrate Shrove Tuesday safely today (5 March).
It marks the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of fasting and prayer called Lent, observed by followers of many Christian denominations.
Shrove Tuesday is therefore the last day of eating ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting, associated with Lent.
However, this famous tradition will inevitably involve a number of people cooking with oil and pans.
Pancake day is great fun for all of the family, but be mindful of cooking safely and the safety of children in the kitchen. Remember, never leave children alone in the kitchen and always ensure that frying pan handles are safely out of reach.
Top tips for staying safe this Shrove Tuesday include the following safety advice:
- Never leave your cooking unattended.
- Never cook if you have been drinking.
- Don’t let hot oil overheat, which can cause a fire.
- Keep children well away from the cooker (hot oil burns).
- Ensure you have working smoke alarms (test them weekly).
- In the event of a fire get out, stay out and call 999