5 Safety Tips For Deep Frying A Turkey
Typically we like to share various Real Estate tips, but with Thanksgiving just two days away, we decided to put a little spin on this week’s edition of #TipTuesday. Fried turkeys are delicious but, they can come with many safety issues when not done properly. Thousands of fires, injuries, and even death occur due to turkey fryer. When it comes to deep frying turkey, you want to take every precaution to keep your family and your home safe. Before you get started, check out these safety tips below:
- Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.
- Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
- Find Flat Ground – The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety. Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed.
- Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
- Monitor the Temp – Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns. Also be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.
From our family to yours, we are wishing you all a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. We hope that your day is filled with family, friends, and food!