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Use Caution if Deep-Frying Turkey

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

This time of year, many are looking for different ways to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey and some consider deep-frying. A deep-fried turkey can be delicious – very flavorful and juicy. However, this cooking process can present fire and safety concerns. State Farm Insurance highlights some very helpful safety tips and precautions to protect against fire and injury.

  1. Keep outdoor deep-fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance from trees and buildings.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Water and oil don’t mix!
  3. Place the fryer on a level surface and avoid moving it once in use.
  4. Follow the instructions to avoid overfilling with oil.
  5. Smaller turkeys are recommended. Turkeys over 12 pounds are not recommended for deep-frying.
  6. Never leave fryer unattended.
  7. Turn the burner off before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  8. Skip the stuffing if deep-frying.
  9. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  10. Once finished, remove the pot from the burner; place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.

More helpful tips can be found on the State Farm website. SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Keep in mind that in the unfortunate event of fire or smoke damage, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) for emergency service.

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