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Insurance Claims for Kitchen Fires Jump!

September 4, 2017 1:43 pm

The return of the Great British Bake Off is all set to cook up a sharp increase in insurance claims for kitchen disasters. The number of cooking-related fires in the UK typically more than doubles when the hit show airs, as Britons rush to try a little home baking themselves. New research from insurer Zurich shows a 114 per cent rise in baking blazes during past airing of the series, now broadcast by Channel 4, at an average cost of more than £11,000 each. Accidental damage claims for mishaps such as ruined work tops and smashed hobs also rise by...