Have a Safe Thanksgiving! Beware of Turkey Fryers
William Shatner knows firsthand how dangerous turkey fryers can be—so do the firefighters with the Illinois Fire Service, who staged some of the common mistakes, with explosive results.
Safe Turkey Frying Tips
Avoid oil spillover--don't overfill the pot.
Turn off flame when lowering the turkey into oil.
Fry outside, away from the house.
- Properly thaw the turkey before frying.
Keep a grease-fire-approved extinguisher nearby.