- Food and Cooking
Turkey Frying Safety Tips
A quick fix for the Thanksgiving dinner table doesn't need to impose danger on your family or home. Follow the simple safety precautions below, and you'll be lead to a mouth watering bird!
- Always read the instruction manual that came with your particular model of turkey fryer. Follow those instructions carefully.
- Never use an open-flame type fryer (such as a propane-fueled unit) indoors. These fryers are designed for outdoor use only. Do not operate your turkey fryer on or near flammable material or objects such as wooden decks or trees.
- Set up your fryer on a level dirt, grass, or concrete surface. If needed, a layer of sand can be used to level out the surface, and also to prevent grease stains beneath and around your turkey fryer.
- Never fry a frozen turkey.
- Do not stuff a turkey that will be deep fried.
- Do not allow children or pets to play in the area where the turkey fryer will be operated.
- Never leave your turkey fryer unattended. Even after you turn the burner off, the oil will remain hot for hours.
- Protect your skin from the potential of an oil splatter. Wear heat resistant gloves and long sleeves.
- Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Do not overfill your fryer with oil. Click Here for instructions on determining how much oil you will need for your particular deep fryer and turkey size.
- Use a deep-fry thermometer to monitor the oil temperature.
- Always turn off the burner before inserting or removing food from your turkey fryer.
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