TURKEY DEEP-FRYER SAFETY TIPS FOR A SAFE THANKSGIVING
Are you deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? If so, keep these tips in mind and reduce your risk of a deep-fryer-related fire.
· Thaw and dry the bird. Adding a partly frozen or wet bird to hot oil will cause spattering or a spill, possibly causing severe burns or a fire.
· Don’t overfill the oil. Because hot oil reacts like gasoline when it hits an open flame, do not overfill the tank.
· Take it slow. Make sure the fryer is level and slowly lower the turkey into the oil.
· Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. If there is a fire, don’t use a garden hose because water feeds an oil fire. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case you need it.
· Give yourself some room. Setting the fryer away from the home provides a measure of safety. Covered patios or decks are not safe locations.
· Never leave the fryer unattended. Oil stays hot for a long time, so just because the heat source is off doesn’t mean the danger is gone.
· Keep children and pets away. Keep children and pets far away from a fryer (even after cooking) as they can easily knock over the unit causing burns or a fire.
Follow the above tips and have a great Thanksgiving this year.
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