Did you know, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are approximately 2,300 residential building fires reported to Fire Departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day?
In 2020, we put together a demonstration of what can go wrong when deep frying a turkey. This short video is worth sharing again to highlight the dangers of not taking the necessary precautions when deep frying a turkey and to remind you of the steps you can take to assure that you will have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Preventing Turkey Fryer Fires:
- Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn
- Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water
- Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before you fry it
- Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won't overheat
- Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle the pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer
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