Please watch this short 30 sec video about what can easily happen with a grease fire in the kitchen.
Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.
Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.
Please teach your children what to do as many a pre-teen and teenager (and adults) have been badly burned when they were cooking.
Having a fire extinguisher handy and knowing how to use it is the best way to put out a fire. I had to do it once. Yes, it makes a mess, but the grease fire I had was spreading fast. I felt that a fire extinguisher mess in the kitchen was better than a burned down house.
Thanks to my brother for passing this on to me.