Americans may need to redouble the care they take as they cook their meals, with safety experts reporting a spike in burn cases, including for kids, and a major manufacturer recalling hundreds of thousands of Crock-Pot multi-cooking devices.

Burns can be painful, disfiguring, and not the easiest of wounds to care for, experts say, emphasizing the importance of avoiding the injuries, especially of the severe kind.

But with Americans urged by public health officials to help curb the coronavirus pandemic’s harms by staying at home as much as possible, families have found recreation and relief in preparing foods in kitchens where novices may be less than familiar with risks. As the Washington Post reported: