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Turkey Fryer Safety

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Caused By Deep Fried Turkey Fire Caused By Deep Fried Turkey

The allure of deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving may lead many people to try this method that yields a very tasty alternative the traditional baked option.  But this method comes with many risks, both for your safety, as well as to your home.  Fryers can tip over relatively easily, spilling cooking oil, which can burn you easily.  Pouring too much oil into the fryer may also lead to the same outcome.  One precaution that causes the most fires is attempting to fry a turkey that has not fully thawed.  This causes the oil to become severely agitated, which can cause sever burns, as well as ignite any flammable material in the vicinity.  If this is the way you will be cooking your turkey this year, please review the information below so that you keep your family and property safe from fire damage.

  • NEVER attempt to deep fry a turkey indoors
  • Keep the fryer away from your house, and away from flammable materials
  • Do not fill the fryer with too much oil
  • Make sure that your turkey is fully thawed before frying

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