Thanksgiving right around the corner, and many of us are looking forward to eating delicious turkey–whether it be cooked traditionally in the oven or deep-fried. Although deep-fried turkeys are a tasty and fun alternative, turkey frying can be extremely dangerous. Turkey-frying accidents can cause serious burns from hot oil heated at more than 350 degrees. Turkey fryers are fired by propane tanks that can cause devastating fires. Temperature controls can sometimes malfunction because of a defect in the appliance. Even worse, the appliance might not even have temperature controls. Given these possibilities, it is important to observe safety measures to prevent personal injury from ruining your holidays.
Tips to Keep You and Yours Safe if You’re Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey:
1. Do not fry the turkey indoors. Make sure that the fryer is a safe distance from your home.
2. Keep children and pets away from the cooking area.
3. Get a big pot and a smaller-sized turkey.
4. Make sure that the base of the fryer is secure.
5. Always keep the turkey fryer in view.
6. Check the temperature of the oil often.
7. Cover skin to avoid burns.
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