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Turkey Talk with SERVPRO of Spartanburg County

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving Turkey with SERVPRO Logo Consider these useful tips before you get started in the kitchen this Thanksgiving and Holiday season.

Turkey Fryer and Kitchen Safety for Thanksgiving

As we get ready to cook some turkeys this upcoming holiday season, we have to remember that things can turn deadly very fast if we don't take the proper precautions while putting together our Thanksgiving/holiday meal.

Turkey fryers are a southern tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving Day, but they can quickly turn dangerous if not used properly.

Here are some turkey frying safety tips to remember this holiday season from our local Fire Department:

  • Make sure that you don't overfill the pot by measuring the proper level with the turkey in water first, and then add the oil after you've measured the level once the turkey has been removed.
  • Once the oil has been heated to the proper level, turn the burner off before adding the turkey so that if the oil does spill out, it doesn't start a fire.
  • NEVER put a frozen turkey into hot oil.
  • Make sure that you are using oven mitts and safety glasses when handling the turkey.
  • After you're done cooking, allow the oil to cool sufficiently before disposing of it.
  • If you're working in the kitchen, make sure that you are not wearing clothes with long sleeves.
  • Make sure to turn the pot handles inward so that they don't get knocked over by accident.
  • Also, it's a good idea to keep kids and pets out of the kitchen while things are being prepared.

SERVPRO of Spartanburg County hopes that everyone has a great and safe Thanksgiving & Holiday season this year!

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