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Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

This is a cooked turkey fully dressed on a platter ready to be served. It is turkey season, let's stay safe!

Turkey frying has become more and more popular over the years, especially here on the Grand Strand where temperatures stay warmer longer and provide a great opportunity to cook outside!

With this new trend, emergency calls for fires, burns, and accidents from frying turkeys has drastically increased as well. We try to educate the public on turkey safety whenever possible.

Here are a few TURKEY FRYING SAFETY TIPS to help you and your family stay safe this year during Thanksgiving, or whenever you fry a turkey:

  • Never leave the turkey fryer unattended while it is hot. This is the quickest way to come back to a fire that has spread out of control.
  • Keep children and pets away from the turkey fryer at all times. This may seem like a no brainer but you would be surprised how many times a child or pet playing near a hot fryer has caused an unfortunate accident!
  • Defrost your turkey COMPLETELY – and dry it BEFORE immersing it in hot oil. Those little ice crystals can cause a very big disruption to your dinner timetable!
  • Keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher within arms reach of your work area at all times. Grease fires are much harder to put out than other fires, practice the use of the fire extinguisher as well.
  • Do not overfill the oil in the turkey fryer. Do a dry practice run and fill the fryer with water and place the turkey inside and make a mark to act as a guide for when you pour in the oil.

As always, should you find yourself on the receiving end of a turkey fryer fire damage, call SERVPRO when the smoke clears. We can help!

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