Um several years ago someone I know had a fire in their home and it caused quite a bit of damage. After that everyone in our family got Fire Extinguishers as Christmas gifts! Was probably one of the smartest gift ideas because it is something everyone should have, just in case. So if you're ever looking for a practical gift, this is a good one! It was received well by everyone I gave one to!
My point of this post though is --- I've had this extinguisher for years. I have another one too but in my last kitchen "clean out" I realized that the gauge on it showed that it was empty, which was pretty alarming! It was no good to us if we needed it. I do not want to take that chance EVER! It went to the nearest recycling center so it could be disposed of but as a friendly reminder, maybe check your fire extinguishers to see if they are still good. Always best to be safe! Hope all is well!