How to prevent stove tip-overs.
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Stove tip-overs can happen to anyone. If a child steps on an open stove door or if an adult drops a heavy pot or a turkey on the door, the door acts like a lever, forcing the front of the stove down, and then back up. Not only will the stove tip and possibly land on your feet, but anything on the range top, such as a pot of boiling water, will be launched like a grenade.
An anti-tip bracket can be attached to the bottom of the wall behind the stove. The stove slides out from the wall easily, but when it's in place, the stove can?t tip up in back. Make sure the anti-tip bracket is installed by looking behind or under your stove. If it isn't, you can get one from the manufacturer of your stove at a home center.
Installing the bracket is a simple, thirty-minute job if you have an electric stove. If you've got a gas stove, call a professional for installation. This procedure absolutely must be done if you have small children in the house.