Did You Know...
- Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries in the U.S.
- Turkey fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries and more than $15 million in property damage each year.
- Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for cooking with approximately 2,000 home fires occurring on this day.
- Turkey frying has become extremely popular during the holiday season.
- Outdoor, gas-fueled turkey fryers are discouraged unless used by a properly trained professional.
- Newer turkey fryers are powered by TRU-Infrared technology and require no oil.
Top Safety Tips
- Hot oil can spill or splash onto the flame, igniting a fire.
- Fryers designed for outdoor use with or without a stand are prone to collapse.
- Cooking oil, if heated beyond its cooking temperature (375°), can ignite.
- Oil inside a turkey cooker pot, can stay dangerously hot for hours after use.
- Turkey fryers should not be used under a garage, deck, breezeway, porch, barn or any structure that can catch fire.
- Frozen, or partially frozen turkeys, will cause hot oil to splatter or produce hot steam, which leads to burns.
- NEVER use water to extinguish a grease fire!
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