Even if you're a very careful cook, accidents can happen – so it's a good idea to know what to do. If a pan catches fire, there are 4 steps to take to stay safe:
- Don't tackle the fire yourself and don't try to move the pan.
- Never throw water over a fire as it could create a fireball.
- Turn off the heat – but only if it's safe to do so.
- Leave the room, close the door, shout a warning to others, and call 999.