How to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Wie man Küchenbrände vermeidet

The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of a home, but it can also be a source of danger. In fact, kitchen fires are among the most common causes of house fires and fire-related injuries in Germany.

Here's how you can prevent kitchen fires and enhance the safety of your loved ones:

  1. Keep Your Kitchen Clean
  2. A clean kitchen reduces the risk of fires. Keep countertops free of flammable materials and regularly clean grease and dirt from the stove and oven.

  3. Stay in the Kitchen While Cooking
  4. Never leave the kitchen unattended while cooking. If you must leave the kitchen for any reason, keep an eye on the cooking and return promptly.

  5. Install Smoke Detectors and Sprinkler Systems
  6. Installing smoke detectors and sprinkler systems in or near the kitchen can be lifesaving. Ensure these devices are functioning properly and undergo regular maintenance.

  7. Keep Your Children away from the Kitchen
  8. Children are curious, and unpredictable events can occur. Never leave your children unattended in the kitchen. Sharp objects, hot surfaces, and burning stove tops are hazards that should be avoided.

  9. Do not Place Flammable Items Near Heat Sources
  10. Ensure that no flammable materials such as dish towels, paper, or packaging are placed near the stove or oven. A small spark can easily lead to a fire.

  11. Keep a Fire Extinguisher or Fire Blanket Handy
  12. A fire extinguisher or fire blanket can be lifesaving in an emergency. They provide a quick way to extinguish small fires before they escalate. A lightweight and easy-to-handle alternative like the Lifestyle Fire Blanket from ASK THE FOX can be particularly convenient.

  13. Avoid Overheating Oil
  14. Cooking oil can become highly flammable at excessive heat. When frying or cooking with oil, be sure to use the correct temperature and never leave the oil unattended.


Protect your family and property from kitchen fires by following the guidelines mentioned. As an additional precaution, consider having a fire safety kit with a fire blanket, smoke mask, and heat-resistant gloves. Don't wait until it's too late—invest in an ASK THE FOX Lifestyle Fire Blanket now to ensure the safety of your family.