5 Tips For Keeping Your Eyebrows This Thanksgiving
Turkey day is upon us! It’s time to bring out the stuffing, the frozen Butterball… and a big pot of oil! The only thing more delicious than a deep fried turkey? Nothing. There’s nothing more delicious.
However, frying a turkey can be a slippery slope of danger. Don’t ruin your Thanksgiving with a home-consuming fire ball or singeing off your eyebrows. Here are five safety tips for frying a turkey:
Stay away from the house – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home, and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
Find flat ground. – The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety. Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed.
Use a thawed and dry turkey – Make sure your turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
Monitor the temp – Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns. Also, be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.
Be prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.
Use these safety tips and stay safe during this delicious time of year!