How Do I Clean Up Fire Retardant?

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Q: I just had my first kitchen fire! Thankfully, I had my handy fire extinguisher nearby, so disaster was averted. But now, there is yellow fire-retardant dust everywhere —countertop, stovetop, floor, cabinets, and every nook and cranny in between.

Has anybody else had any experience with cleaning up after something like this? Assuming that this dust is at worst incredibly toxic and at best just inedible, will I have to toss out any pots/pans/vessels that were exposed, or will a good scrubbing be enough?

Thanks in advance!

Sent by Eugene

Editor: Readers, how did you clean up after a kitchen fire? Did you throw out exposed kitchen equipment?