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To Deep Fry Your Turkey or Not – Salem, Oregon

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage To Deep Fry Your Turkey or Not – Salem, Oregon Think safety!

Holiday seasons bring cheer and warmth when family gathers for good food and memories. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and so much more fill the table and the air. How do you cook your turkey? The popular way is outdoors using a turkey fryer, but do you know how to operate the fryer properly?

Here are the do’s and don’ts of frying your turkey for the holiday.

Do:

  • ONLY use a turkey that has completely thawed.
  • Make sure the surface you are placing the fryer on is level and at least 10 feet away from any flammable materials, including buildings.
  • Follow the instruction manual when using the fryer, paying close attention to the amount of to use.
  • Frequently use and monitor the oil temperature with the appropriate thermometer.

Don’ts:

  • NEVER use a frozen turkey.
  • Do not overfill the fryer with oil. If the oil spills over and touches the heating element/flame it will combust and can possibly cause serious harm to an individual or the surroundings.
  • NEVER use water to extinguish an oil fire. This will cause the fire to splatter and spread.

We all want to enjoy our holiday time with friends and family, eating amazing food and creating new memories. Safety is very important when you decide how to cook your turkey, whether it be in the over or outdoors in a turkey fryer. No one ever wants an unexpected visit from their local fire department.

In any case of fire when you are left with residual damage to your property SERVPRO® of Salem West is on the job. Any time of day or night, holiday or not we have teams to dispatch in your time of need. Call us at (503) 393-9999.

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