Frying a Turkey This Thanksgiving?
See These Safety Tips!
Deep frying turkeys has been a rising trend through the last decade, leading to a rise in injuries, home fires, deaths, and property damage due to deep-fryer fires. Remember these tips as you prepare to deep fry a turkey for this Thanksgiving!
- Never place a frozen turkey in the hot oil. Defrost your turkey fully and dry it before placing in the frying.
- Do not use a fryer in the rain or snow.
- Keep the fryer away from any combustible structures such as your home, a deck, or trees.
- At no time should you leave the fryer unattended. Always keep children and pets away from the fryer.
- Be prepared with proper equipment. Have a fire extinguisher nearby (dry-powder) and wear proper safety gear such as eye protection and grill mitts.
- If using a propane fryer, leave a few feet between the tank and the burner.
- Do not overfill the fryer and keep it on a level surface.
- Keep an eye on the temperature.
- When getting ready to place the turkey in the oil, turn the burner off until the turkey is submerged.
- Let the oil cool completely before disposing.
Last but not least, ENJOY!