Always pay attention to what’s cooking. There is a tendency to forget that there is something on the fire, do not leave the kitchen. If you must, the stove should be turned off.
Do not leave the house while cooking.
Keep flammable materials away from the stove.
Kids who are not of age should not be around the cooking area.
There is every tendency for grease to build up on cooking surfaces. This can serve as fuel for fires, so always keep cooking surfaces clean.
Always remember to check the kitchen before going to bed. Check to see if the oven, stove, microwave or gas is still on.
Always have a fire extinguisher around the house, most especially, in the kitchen.