Not long ago, I was in the kitchen floor with my cat Alexa. We were sorting through Cookbooks looking for a particular Oven French Toast recipe. I had a candle burning on the stove – I’m a candle junkie and would have them lit in every room of the house 24/7 left to my own devices.
I normally don’t have any problem with candles either, as far as them being a hazard. I never burn them if I’m not at home or if we’re sleeping. Up until this incident, as a matter of fact, I’d never had one problem.
Anyway, as we were sidetracked while looking through a Nigella Lawson cookbook (temporarily forgetting what it was we were looking for), I smelled something strange. I glanced over toward the stove and flames had shot up over a foot! Somehow the glass container holding the candle had broken and the label had caught fire. It didn’t just burn a little, the flames went completely wild. It was a brand of candle I’d never bought before and never will again.
Pinching pennies seldomly ends well for me!
Anyway, I somehow managed to put the fire out without much of a mess. I’ve often thought about what could have happened since then. What if I had been out of the room temporarily? As fast as the fire got out of hand, I realize, more than ever just how dangerous this could be.
I’ve also questioned the smoke detector in the front of the house. It never went off.
One thing I have decided is that I want a kitchen fire extinguisher – like the one in this post. It’s the Safety Chef from Rainbow Appliances and I think he’d be perfect.
From the Web Site:
The revolutionary Safety Chef is both a hand crafted figurine and a fire extinguisher all in one, providing beauty and built-in safety to your family’s kitchen. Because of the Safety Chef’s patented design, it enables you to put out even those dreaded grease fires in seconds, before it becomes a disaster. The beautiful hand-painted Safety Chef is a great addition to any kitchen decor and an even better emergency device. Let Safety Chef keep watch over your kitchen and be a guardian of your loved ones. Why wait until its too late?
With most house fires starting in the kitchen this unique product was designed, developed and manufactured to not only enhance any kitchen décor but also insures quick response time to any kitchen fire. Placed on a counter top or wall mounted this product is a constant reminder that a fire extinguisher is always in arms reach. Proven and tested to save lives and property. Includes fire extinguisher and figurine. Wall mountable. Mounting kit and instructions included.
The kitchen unit is fitted with a “one touch” pressure check device to ensure reliable performance. it is manufactured from lightweight aluminum and a tough nylon valve assembly.
• Clear instruction label using graphics to show steps required to operate extinguisher
• Easy-to-pull safety clip
• Rust and impact resistant nylon handle
• 1.5 lb of fire extinguishing agent (Average)
• UL approved bracket
• Powder coated cylinder for corrosion protection
“Why wait until it’s too late?” Indeed.
Check out the deal outlined in the ad below – The Safety Chef is free with a $100 purchase at Rainbow Appliances. The little safety guardian even comes with a fire extinguisher, ready to save the day. Click through the link below to take advantage of the special offer OR to simply order the Safety Chef and his fire extinguisher by themselves.