Turkey Day Preparation
We are fast approaching Thanksgiving. It's that time of the year again where family and friends come together for a delicious meal.. There are several ways to cook a turkey, but a favorite among some is deep fried. Unfortunately, we have all seen the videos that end in a fiery ball of poultry. If you plan on deep frying a turkey this year, follow these tips to keep you and your family safe!
- Thaw and dry turkey completely before cooking
- Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator approximately 24 hours for every 5 pounds, according to The National Turkey Federation
- Ice or water that mixes can cause flare-ups
- Fryer Setup
- Use fryer OUTDOORS and away from decks, garages, homes, and other structures.
- Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
- Use on a flat surface to avoid accidental tipping. Make sure the tank and burner are at least 2+ feet apart.
- Measure the Oil
- Avoid overfilling by reading the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Be Prepared
- Use oven mitts to protect hands and/or arms.
- Safety goggles to protect eyes
- Have a grease-rated fire extinguisher nearby and ready.
- Finishing Act
- Remove pot from the burner and place on a level surface.
- Allow oil to cool overnight before disposing of oil in a sealed container.
Most importantly, NEVER LEAVE FRYERS UNATTENDED!! Please be careful this holiday season! Call SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties if you suffer a fire damage on Turkey Day!