We all remember that episode of This Is Us when a kitchen fire caused by a faulty slow cooker changed the Pearson family forever.
Yes, that was television, but it’s real-life too. Kitchen fires happen, and like on This Is Us, it can have awful results. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen so you are ready just in case any unexpected grease or another type of fire erupts and time is, of course, of the essence.
There’s a reason why businesses are required to keep fire extinguishers on hand. Fires can be costly, dangerous, and devastating. Why not give yourself some peace of mind and add a kitchen fire extinguisher to your shopping list?
When choosing a kitchen fire extinguisher, there’ll be a few things you want to consider. This may include size and if it’s rechargeable or disposable. Whatever the choice is that’s right for you, is fine, just make sure you get one!
1. First Alert Kitchen Fire Extinguisher
This kitchen fire extinguisher is UL rated 5 B:C and has a durable metal head. It’s also great for small spaces because it’s compact enough to fit in a cabinet or even be mounted using the included bracket. Whether dealing with liquid or electrical fires, this uses a sodium bicarbonate extinguishing agent that can rise to the occasion. And thanks to the metal pull-pin with a safety seal, you don’t have to worry about it accidentally going off!
2. First Alert EZ Fire Spray
This kitchen fire extinguisher is easy to throw in your bag or in a cabinet and have ready quickly — in fact, it’s so portable you may want to keep one in the car at all times, aside from just in your kitchen. It discharges four times longer than a traditional fire extinguisher, which means 32 seconds of uninterrupted firefighting time.
3. Amerex Dry Chemical Class A B C Fire Extinguisher
This kitchen fire extinguisher can be used on all types of fires and is built with steel cylinders and all-metal valves, ensuring this extinguisher will be durable and rugged in all sorts of situations. Exactly what you want from your life-saving device!
4. AFO Fire Ball
While we’re hesitant to ever refer to a life-saving device as cool, this kitchen fire extinguisher most certainly is pretty darn cool. You literally just have to throw this ball into a fire or in a fire-risk area and it will activate within three to five seconds on contact and let out extinguishing chemicals made with SGS approved ABC Class Dry Powder. Fire handled! Well, at least, combatted.
5. First Alert HOME1 Rechargeable Standard Home Fire Extinguisher
This extinguisher is rechargeable and has a commercial-grade metal valve, which means it has a lot of strength and can withstand all sorts of harsh environments and rough usage. But what really sets this kitchen fire extinguisher apart is that you can recharge it, meaning this could very well be the last fire extinguisher you buy! While it requires a certified professional to actually recharge the fire extinguisher, we appreciate the idea of not needing to buy a brand new extinguisher after one use.
6. Cold Fire All Season 20 oz- Ultimate Fire Protection
This is an environmentally-friendly fire extinguisher with no expiration date. Use it on all types of fires, even a magnesium fire. It can be kept year-round, even in extreme cold, so this is a very useful asset to keep around just in case of an emergency.