Recently, a potential alternative to messy fire extinguishers has appeared on the market. The Kovenex Home Safety Blanket is designed to smother flames during a kitchen stovetop fire. The blanket is available online for only $36. The manufacturer claims that the blanket can be used multiple times and it is machine washable. While the Kovenex cannot be used for larger fires, it should buy you some time while someone calls the fire department.