Kitchen Fire Extinguisher
Most fires in the home start in the kitchen. So I decided we probably should have a fire extinguisher in there. I found they make them specifically for kitchens, and I ended up getting the Kidde FX10K Kitchen Fire Extinguisher. It’s incredibly cheap for the peace of mind it offers, just around $22.
I thought at first it was just cosmetic – a pretty white extinguisher to fit in better in the kitchen (most extinguishers are bright red). But there’s actually a very practical difference, the chemicals used in a regular fire extinguisher can stick to and damage a hot stove top or oven – so you might end up having to replace the whole stove. Given how fond Holly is of our stove, it was a good move. (Technically you want a BC extinguisher, not an ABC extinguisher).
It comes with a small but function mounting bracket, screws not included. So I just used a couple of wood screws, and fixed it to the wall.
More than likely we will never have to use it, and it will just sit there for ten years, then we’ll replace it. But it’s a cheap bit of extra insurance, and good peace of mind.