Frying a Turkey This Thanksgiving?

See These Safety Tips!

Deep fried turkey standing up in pan draining on a counter next to a sink and a glass of wineDeep 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!