Cooking Fire Safety

Help prevent a turkey fryer fire!

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Did you know?

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. 

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Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:

  1. Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
  2. An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
  3. Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  4. Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  5. The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pt handles can get dangerously hot.

Learn more

Download - "Prevent a Turkey Fryer Fire" - handout

Download - "Prevent a Turkey Fryer Fire" recipe card

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