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Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

When we think of Thanksgiving most people picture a big,
juicy turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. A great meal is at the
heart of Thanksgiving Day and that means plenty of time spent cooking in the
kitchen. With extra people in the house, more alcohol consumed, and multiple
cooking elements going at once, it’s no wonder that cooking fires are almost
double that of any other day. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home
fire injuries on Thanksgiving Day and
Thanksgiving
Day is the number one day of the year for home fires involving cooking
equipment
. Thanksgiving Day home fires are particularly dangerous as they
cause more property damage and claim more lives than home fires on other days.

Thanksgiving Day Cooking
Safety Tips

Kids love to help in the kitchen which makes it
especially important to follow good safety procedures while cooking. Even if
you have no children around, it is still important to stay vigilant about Thanksgiving cooking safety.

?? Stay in the kitchen while your stove burners are
on to keep an eye on the food.

?? Do not leave your home while a turkey is in the
oven and check on it often.

?? Keep children at least three feet away from the
stove.

?? Keep kids away from hot food and liquids.

?? Be cautious around steam or splashing water from
cooking vegetables, gravy, or coffee as it could cause serious burns.

?? Offer activities that keep kids out of
the kitchen during cooking.
Keep the kitchen floor clear of toys and
bags to avoid a tripping hazard.

?? Check that electric cords from an electric
knife, mixer, coffee maker, or plate warmers are not dangling off the counter where
a child could grab them.

?? Make sure your smoke alarms are working. You can
test them by pushing the test button.

Deep-Fry Turkey
Safety Tips

Deep frying a turkey can be particularly dangerous if
proper safety procedures are not followed. Observe these safety tips to avoid a
house fire:

?? Deep fry the turkey outside, a fair
distance from the house and never under an enclosure.

?? Make sure the turkey is completely
thawed and dry when placing it in the fryer (oil and water don’t mix).

?? Keep animals and kids away from the
deep fryer for their own safety and so they don’t accidently knock it over.

?? Do not drink or do drugs; you will need
all your wits about you.

?? Do not use too much oil as many
accidents occur when excess oil spills over the pot.

?? Oil should be no more than half an inch
above the turkey.

?? Turn off the fryer immediately if any
smoke appears.

?? Never leave a fryer unattended.

?? Center the pot over the burner.

?? Raise and lower the turkey slowly to
reduce the chance of splatters and burns.

?? Make sure your skin is completely
covered when you deposit, check on or remove the turkey.

?? Check on the oil temperature
frequently.

?? If a fire ignites, call 911
immediately. DO NOT attempt to extinguish the fire with water.

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Cooking fires are almost
double on Thanksgiving Day compared to any other day. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home
fire injuries on Thanksgiving Day and
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Day is the number one day of the year for home fires involving cooking
equipment. Thanksgiving Day home fires are particularly dangerous as they
cause more property damage and claim more lives than home fires on other days.

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