Turkey Frying Safety

Planning on frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Review these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

  • Place your turkey fryer on a sturdy, level surface. Don’t move it once you begin frying your bird.
  • Keep your fryer at least 10 feet away from your home or nearest building structure, and not under roof eaves.
  • Avoid overfilling your fryer.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in.
  • Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  • Watch the temperature! If your fryer doesn’t have thermostat controls, use a kitchen thermometer that attaches to the side of the pot to monitor the temperature of the oil.
    • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The pot can get dangerously hot. Always use protective oven mitts, and keep children and pets at least 3 feet from the turkey fryer.

Happy Thanksgiving!

© Copyright 2022 Laureate Insurance Partners