Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is sharing life-saving safety advice as part of a national month-long focus on cooking.
With many children spending more time at home as a result of the national lockdown, they will also be spending more time in the kitchen.
But whether they're lending a hand or simply seeking a snack, it's important to make sure that they know the hazards of a hot hob.
So, the Service is encouraging parents and carers to make any kitchen activities a chance for kids to learn about cooking safety.
Head of the Service's Prevention Department, Nick Evans, said: "There are lots of creative ways to teach kids about cooking fire safety.
And, it's vital that they know what to do if the worst should happen.
"So, alongside the melting, mixing and making, why not take the chance to pass on your fire safety knowledge? Test your smoke alarms as part of the activity. And remember, never leave a child alone with a hot hob, and help keep them safe by moving matches and saucepan handles out of their reach."
And the kids don't have to be in the kitchen to change the way you work – distraction while cooking is a main cause of fire call outs right across the country.
Nick Evans continued: "With most restaurants closed, many people will be taking the opportunity to cook up some delicious home cooked meals, especially with Valentine's Day around the corner. It is worth reminding residents that half of all accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen – often because of distractions like phone calls or family.
"So, whatever happens elsewhere in your home, always make sure you have one eye on the hob or oven."
The Service's top tips for staying safe in the kitchen are: