How to Child-Proof Your Appliances

Everyone is aware that they need to child-proof their home to keep their little ones safe. That includes cabinets, doors, toilets, and stairways. But what about appliances? Small children are innately curious, and big shiny appliances with lots of buttons and dials are impossible to resist! Here are some tips on how to child-proof your appliances.



When it comes to your dishwasher, it may not seem too dangerous for little ones. However, the large, heavy door can be quite dangerous for a child if pulled open. Plus, you do not want your kids turning on your machine and wasting water, or rewashing clean dishes, or stopping your dishwasher mid-cycle! So, to prevent these things, we recommend using inexpensive child-proofing latches for the door, as well as dial protectors.


Ovens present some of the biggest dangers of the kitchen if left unchecked. We highly recommend getting dial protectors for your stovetop dials and a latch for the door. If you have a gas oven, it is even more imperative to prevent your little ones from touching the dials. Turning on the gas without igniting the flame is extremely dangerous.


Child-proofing your fridge is not just about preventing your kids from sneaking food. Little kids could accidentally pull heavy things on top of them, or glass containers that could shatter and cut them. There are plenty of fridge locks on the market. We recommend getting one that is simple to use for adults too. No need to lock yourself out of the fridge!

Washer and Dryer

If you have a top-loading washer, there is not much to worry about. Besides storing your laundry detergent and bleach where your kids cannot reach it, the most you would need for your laundry appliances are door latches.


Keep those appliances safe for your little ones! Also, remember to keep Express Appliance Repair in mind for all your appliance needs.