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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Turkey Fryer Tips

Turkey Fryer Safety

Turkey fryer mishaps are one of the leading causes of Thanksgiving cooking fires. Avoid using deep fat turkey fryers. If you decide to use one, follow these safety tips:

  • Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance form buildings and any other flammable materials
  • Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping
  • Make sure the turkey is completely thawed and dried. Water causes oil to spill over, leading to fire or even an explosion
  • Turn the gas off before placing the turkey in the fryer
  • Never leave the fryer unattended
  • Never let children or pets near the fryer
  • Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire

The Carbondale Fire Department would like you to have a safe holiday season. For more information on cooking fires, please call the Carbondale Fire Department at 618-457-3224.

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