Thinking about what to prepare for your holiday feast? If your menu plans include deep frying a turkey, there’s important safety information to keep in mind.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Keep your festivities from going up in flames; only use turkey fryers outdoors.
USFA wants to remind you of the dangers that exist when deep frying a turkey, including:
· Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area;
· A partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot;
· Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire; and
· The sides of the cooking pot, lid, and pot handles can get dangerously hot.