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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