Cooking brings families and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity, and can be relaxing. However, it's important to be alert to prevent cooking fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced by U.S. households. Cooking fires are also one of the leading causes of home fire injuries.
Microwave ovens are one of the leading home products associated with scald burn injuries not related to fires.