The kitchen design layout has the potential to cause harmful, even fatal, injuries with the danger of fires, scalding, cuts, and falls. Protect your family by keeping a fire extinguisher visible, easily accessible, and away from cooking equipment. Make sure the extinguisher is rated for Class B fires, test the equipment at least every six months, and make sure everyone in the family knows how to use it.
Don't place a cooking surface under an operable window and never use flammablewindow treatments above a stove top or oven. Also, choose clipped or rounded corners for countertops, which are safer than sharp edges.