Thaw and dry the bird
Adding a partly frozen or wet bird to hot oil will cause spattering or spill, which could result in severe burns or a fire.
Don't Overfill the oil
Turkeys displace a lot of oil. Hot oil reacts like gasoline when it hits an open flame, so do not overfill the tank.
Take it Slow
Make sure the fryer is level. Slowly lower the turkey into oil. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby If there is a fire, don't use a garden hose because water spreads an oil fire. Use a Class B fire extinguisher to put it out.
Give yourself some room
Setting the fryer away from the home provides a measure of safety. Garages, covered patios, or decks are not safe locations for using your fryer.
Never leave the fryer unattended
Oil stays hot for a long time. Just because the heat source is off doesn't mean the danger is gone.Keep children and pets away from a fryer (even after cooking), as they can easily knock over the unit, causing burns or a fire.
Read the manufacturer's instructions
It might seem boring, but it could save your home.« Back to Blog