Frying the Turkey This Year? Brush Up On Your Safety Skills

Frying the Turkey This Year? Brush Up On Your Safety Skills

Steps for a safe and successful deep-fried turkey.

You may have decided to jump on the deep-fat-frying turkey trend that is due to blitz the nation this Thanksgiving. Many people have been enjoying the speed of deep-frying a turkey, not to mention the irresistible flavor and juiciness!

Unfortunately, frying the holiday bird can be high risk. The hot oil has been known to spark numerous fires and cause serious injuries when used irresponsibly or incorrectly.

Take precaution for yourself, your guests, and your home with these tips:

  1. Place outdoor dryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from other structures.
  2. Fully thaw the turkey before cooking.
  3. Avoid moving the fryer once it’s in use.
  4. Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid overfilling.
  6. Pick a smaller turkey for frying for ultimate safety and the best results.
  7. Always wear eye protection, oven mitts over your hands, and keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
  8. Keep pets and children away from the fryer at all times!
  9. Let the oil cool down naturally overnight before disposing it.
  10. Never leave fryers unattended!

Fryers can be extremely dangerous so the best way to prevent a fire on the Thanksgiving Day is to carry caution during the process of frying.

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