There are many dangers associated with deep frying a turkey. Units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
An over filled cooking pot or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is inserted. A small amount of cooking oil coming into contact with the burner can cause a large fire.
Without thermostat controls, deep fryers have the potential to overheat the oil to the point of combustion. The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot, creating severe burn hazards.
If You Fry a Turkey:
- Fryers should always be used outdoors, on a solid level surface a safe distance from buildings and combustible materials.
- Never use a fryer on a wooden deck, under a patio cover, in a garage or enclosed space.
- Do not overfill the fryer.
THE JEROME FIRE DEPARTMENT WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!