Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24, 2014

A few safety tips if you are deep frying a turkey:


Here are some safety tips from the CPSC for making your own delicious deep fried Thanksgiving turkey, without burning your house down:


** NEVER leave a fryer unattended.

** Place fryer in an open area AWAY from all walls, fences, or other structures.

** Never use your fryer IN, ON, or UNDER a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, or any structure that can catch fire.

** Completely thaw (USDA says 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds) and dry turkey before cooking. Partially frozen and/or wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil splatter when added to the oil.

** Center the pot over the burner on the cooker.

** Raise and lower food SLOWLY to reduce splatter and avoid burns.

** COVER bare skin when adding or removing food.

** Check the oil temperature frequently.

** If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn gas supply OFF.

** If a fire occurs, immediately call 911. DO NOT attempt to extinguish fire with water.