We love to eat fried food. Most likely, if you are not diet conscious, you will appreciate this type of food because they are tasty but has a lot of texture in it. The best part of eating it is being able to enjoy its crisp but still juicy inside. Whether it is just pan-fried or deep-fried, food is undoubtedly very fun to eat.
Every time we fry, we use oil or fats in volumes and high heat. We need to do that in order to cook all sides evenly and quicker. Since, it usually takes time to cook fried items; our natural tendency is to leave the kitchen. Deep-fried foods are left unattended and probably one will end up busy doing something else. Note that while you are doing something, the temperature rises for your oil or grease. This can even get worse when you forgot that you have been cooking. When this happens, the tendency of your deep fryer is to combust resulting to fire. One thing about this kind of fire is that it is hard to put out. You cannot splash water because you can be smothered by it. Therefore, at times like this, you can put out fire with the use of CO2 fire extinguisher.
There are so many types of fire remedies but not all types are capable of putting out all types of fire. When it comes to this type of device, you can put out class B and C fires. In this case, you will be dealing with kerosene, grease and oils. All of these fall on class B. Therefore, using this device is your most effective means to fight fire caused by these liquids.
However, if you do not have any other equipment at home, in case this happens, the best thing to do is to use baking soda to cover the fire. Do not splash it because you might end up hurting yourself. What you can actually do is to turn of the gas and hit the base of the fire. If this does not work, the simplest remedy is to close the lid of the pan. Both of these actions have the same concept: which is to remove oxygen. Remember, oxygen is one of the aggravators of fire therefore, taking them out on this case, will kill the fire.
That is why it is very important to keep an eye on what you are cooking. You should be not be too complacent that you have your CO2 fire extinguisher at home. As much as possible, you need to protect yourself. In addition, in the process of cooking your favorite friend foods, it is not only the color of the food that you need to monitor. You also have to use your senses and your judgment in order to tell if there is too much heat on the pan already. Then you can easily turn the knob down to lower the temperature. This is also your way to eat and live safely.
Having specialized in the co2 fire extinguishers trade for over 20 years, Brian now works tirelessly to promote affordable fire safety for home and for business.