Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Fryer Safety

Make sure that your turkey is absolutely thawed out and as free from water and ice as possible. There are a lot of individuals who fry their turkeys and some fail to heed the warnings.

Although I am stating the obvious, I need to remind people of the following:
  • Fry your turkey outside. DO NOT FRY IN THE GARAGE OR THE KITCHEN.
  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy should something happen. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher should for grease fires. Do not throw water on a grease fire. It will make it worse.
  • Have the proper equipment (gloves, tongs, etc.) handy. Do not leave your fryer unattended. Do not have small children near or playing near the fryer.
  • Place your fryer on a stable surface. Do not cook on a wooden deck or near grass, wood or anything flammable.
  • Follow ALL safety precautions given in the instruction manual for your fryer. I tried to cover all the major safety tips, but you need to read the manual very carefully.
I am not one to be so dramatic, but when it comes to safety, I will be as blunt and as direct as possible.

 
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