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Fire Safety Tips for Deep Frying Your Turkey This Thanksgiving

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According to the US Fire Administration and FEMA, an estimated average of 2,300 residential fires are reported in the US every Thanksgiving. Many of these Thanksgiving fires are caused by people using deep fryers to cook their turkeys. This is why it is so important to practice these fire safety practices while frying your turkey.

When it comes to Thanksgiving cooking, deep frying your turkey may seem like a fun idea. But, it is a huge safety risk. If you choose to do so make sure you follow the turkey fryer safety tips we listed below.

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

  1. Only fry your turkey if it is completely thawed.
    A frozen turkey placed in hot oil will immediately go up in flames.
  2.  Put your turkey fryer on a sturdy, level surface.
    Turkey fryers can easily tip over and spill hot oil all over the place.
  3. Make sure you are using your fryer outside and at least 10 feet away from your home.
    Also, make sure it is not under any roof eaves, and avoid using your fryer on a wooden deck.
  4. Don’t overfill your pot.
    If the pot is overfilled when you put the turkey in, then the oil will spill out. Even a small amount of oil hitting a hot burner can lead to a fire.
  5. Use your thermostat controls.
    Monitor the temperature of your oil to make sure your turkey fryer doesn’t overheat. An overheated fryer can combust.

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

We want you to have a happy and safe thanksgiving with your family and friends. Fire safety is an extremely important factor in making sure that happens. Always wear protective mitts, sleeves, and goggles when using the turkey fryer. Assure that children and pets are far away from the fryer at all times. Lastly, if you really want a fried turkey, consider using an electric or air fryer.

Even on Thanksgiving, Restoration 1 of New York is here to help with our emergency fire damage restoration services.

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