Cooking is a big part of staying independent, but  these 5 kitchen appliances can pose risks to senior citizens

#1, Stoves: Leaving a burner on poses fire risks. Choose electric stoves with auto-off functions.

#2, Microwaves: Unclear controls can lead to overheating and burns. Choose a model with simple buttons

#3, Fridge: Reaching for items on high shelves can lead to strains and falls. Place key items on lower shelves.

Swipe up to read our full list, and for more specific appliance safety tips for senior citizens