Quick, what’s the most dangerous room in your house? The bathroom? Dimly lit attic? Cluttered garage? You might be surprised to learn that for most households, the big risks are actually lurking in the kitchen.
Despite our nice dining rooms and comfortable living rooms, most of us find ourselves congregating in the kitchen, whether it’s for family meals or weekend cocktail parties. For many of us, the kitchen brings to mind warm memories.
Although our families are very diverse, kitchens in America tend to be very similar. We’ve all got counter tops, refrigerators, and cabinets. Most kitchens are 300 sq. feet or less, and most of us wish we could remodel ours.
To be fair to kitchens, it’s all the time spent in them that contributes to their danger. For instance, there were almost 100,000 reported injuries involving tableware and flatware in 2009. We’re talking forks and spoons people! Holidays are the top three days for cooking fires in the U.S., and nearly 400 people die from those kitchen fires every year!
Scroll through this infographic for more surprising facts about the hidden dangers of the American kitchen. Then, use the helpful posts below to keep the busiest room in your home clean, safe, and organized.