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Posted on: November 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 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 at a safe distance from 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 618-457-3234.

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