Thanksgiving Safety – Deep Frying Your Turkey

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to give our annual warning about cooking safety. Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires, there are about 2000 each year. Deep frying turkeys pose an especially dangerous risk. Deep frying turkeys lead to an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than 15 million in property damage per year. In recent years, a Massachusetts fire caused by deep frying a turkey burned down 3 homes on Thanksgiving Day.

Some tips to remember when deep frying a turkey:

  • Never fry a frozen turkey
  • Have a fire extinguisher near by
  • Follow instructions on the deep fryer unit, as well as regulations in your local town about where and when you can deep fry a turkey.
  • Stay in the area where you are cooking to avoid fires
  • Keep small children and animals away from fryer
  • Have safety equipment ready
  • Keep it outdoors

Stay safe and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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