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Use A Fire Blanket To Put Out A Grease Fire

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Do you know how to put out a grease fire?

I recently purchased this practical and potentially house-saving (or life-saving) fire blanket. It will put out most any kitchen grease fire and is good insurance to have in the kitchen!

Having posted on this subject before, “How to Put Out a Grease Fire”, I found the fire blanket concept to be a simple and effective way to put out a grease fire quickly…

 
The fire blanket is three feet square – enough to fit over any stove top pan.
Fire Blanket, 36 x 36-Inch

 
Add a layer of safety and peace of mind while cooking in the kitchen!

When things get out of control while cooking and you suddenly have a grease fire, the Fire Blanket will extinguish it.

Remove the blanket from the hanging pouch and calmly place over the cooking fire to smother the flames.

Note: If you use a fire extinguisher, it might actually blow some of the burning grease out of the pan if you’re too close.

Note: A recent study concluded 31% of home structure fires involved cooking equipment.

The fire blanket is ‘made from 100% glass fabric’ (a fiberglass mesh).

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Fire Blanket

Alternatively, you could simply cover the flaming grease fire pot with its own cover while using mitts – or slide a cookie sheet over it.

Once the oxygen is consumed and snuffed out, the fire WILL go out. Do not remove the pan from the stove. Simply shut off the heat source and let the pan sit there and cool down.

Related article:
Fire Extinguisher for a Kitchen Fire

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18 Comments

  1. What an excellent idea. I never knew that these existed. During a SHTF event, you will most likely be responsible for putting out you own fires. We have two fire extinguishers but your right that they are not the best choice in a grease fire.

  2. My retired Fireman Hubby had never seen them either.

    Think it would be great for our camper !

    Also there is a disposable smoke mask on Amazon. Good for 60 minutes it says. Might need a couple of those for the camper too !

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day all.

  3. Great idea! I just hope that’s Ken`s Thanksgiving meal :) Happy Thanksgiving. P.S. A good read is the Thanksgiving Proclamations by some of our previous Presidents.

  4. $11. Thats the cost of a single lunch. I see no reason everyone should not have a couple of these. GREAT suggestion Ken.
    NRP

  5. When I was in the Army in the 70’s & 80’s I was a helicopter mechanic and we had several of these around the hanger only LARGER. In case of a fire to wrap around personnel who might be on fire. Never ha to use one thank god.

  6. And I just read that 70% of kitchen fires occur over Thanksgiving, good timing! Why Thanksgiving? I wonder if it is because of the use of turkey fryers. True story: a member of our local volunteer fire department burned down his garage by using a turkey fryer too close to it and having the oil boil over. I wonder how one or two of these blankets would do?

    1. okay, I’ll walk that back, nobody uses a turkey fryer in their kitchen, or shouldn’t.

      1. @ Thox Spuddy
        “or shouldn’t” I believe you give sheeple wayyyyy to much credit at time :-(
        NRP

  7. This would make a great present for your prepping friends.I can’t buy one for My wife though.She will think I’m making a statement about her cooking abilities.Then it’s just peanut butter and jelly for me for awhile.

  8. The timing of this post makes me wonder if someone had a bit of an “experience” recently. :D

  9. You must remember however that if you do choose to try to put out a fire, always call 911 first. That way the firefighters will already be on their way of things get out of hand. Whilst calling 911, evacuate everyone from the home and ensure no one re enters the building until after the fire department have given the all clear!

    1. This is the advice we are given here in Oz…My boyfriend at uni left a pot of oil on the stove one evening and then left to go and buy some milk. I had my kid sister over for the weekend and luckily we had spoken about a fire escape plan the night she arrived. It was about 1am when the smoke alarms all went off…she got straight up and evacuated and even called 101! I managed to get a fire blanket over the pan but also had to use a foam extinguisher we store in the garage. Heavy smoke damage but luckily everyone was safe. If it were to happen again however, I would probably have just evacuated too!

  10. The above comment is spot on! Last week I accidentally left a towel next to the stove and it caught light. I have always taught my kids to get out of the fire alarm were to ever go off but luckily only my eldest daughter at 15 years old was home. She immediately evacuated and called 911 whilst I tried to use the fire extinguisher. Unfortunately the fire didn’t go out since other things had caught alight and I too had to evacuate. Because my daughter called 911, the firefighters turned up seconds later

  11. Just had to use my fire blanket for the first time today after a pan of oil started spitting everywhere and I couldn’t get near to turn it off without getting burnt. Pulled the fire blanket out of the case and used it as a shield. Unfortunately the pan caught alight before I got to it so I put the fire blanket over it, went and turned off the gas outside and called 999 whilst outside…didn’t really see the need to go back into a smoky house so I stayed out until the fire service arrived and checked for fire.

    1. Probably didn’t need to call the fire department…I’m sure they have better things to be dealing with!

      1. The fire dept is there for if you have a fire. This post concerns someone who has had a fire and thus needed to call them. I had a small fire once…a lamp had short circuited and caught fire. I was able to put it out in a matter of seconds once I’d found a fire extinguisher. I called the non emergency line to ask them for advice and they told me to hang up, get out of the house and call 911, which I did along with my family.

  12. We used a fire blanket a while ago to put out a chip pan fire…they work really well but create a lot of smoke so we called 911 and got out of the house just be be safe.

  13. I don’t want to sound like a spoil sport but IMHO the best thing to do is keep your kitchen, stove and oven clean to begin with and NEVER deep fry anything inside the house. If you must fry something inside then pan fry it in a small amount of oil or grease less than 1/8 inch and use a deep walled skillet or pot and always keep the lid close at hand. Attention to detail in this regard is paramount. I know this sounds harsh but deep frying anything inside the house is really stupid. And… all those 500 degree oven recipes I keep seeing on cooking shows or read about in cookbooks are also stupid. 500 degrees? Are you serious? Stuff starts flaming a little beyond 450.

    Many years ago I attended several different fire fighting schools and vividly remember the demonstration where a small cup of water, attached to the end of a ten foot rod was poured into a burning deep fat fryer fire by a team member who wore a fire suit for added protection. Result? The entire area for at least a 4 foot radius around and above the fryer was immediately engulfed in flames. If that had happened inside someone’s home kitchen, the cook probably would not have made it out alive or would have been horribly burned and disfigured for life. On board ship we had elaborate CO2 or Halon extinguishers above the galley frying area. Many restaurant kitchens have them but most homes don’t have that luxury

    If you must have those deep fried foods then fry them outside on a portable burner far away from the house.
    Oil and grease fires are nothing to fool around with and besides why would you want to destroy your stove and kitchen with PKP or its modern equivalent or worse, burn the house down? Just saying.

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