It may not be what the pilgrims did at their Thanksgiving, but the hottest trend these days is to deep fry your turkey. But frying a turkey can be dangerous if not done properly. In fact, a report from the National Fire Protection Association claims that each year there is more than $15 million in property damage and 60 injuries and five deaths as a result of improper turkey frying in the U.S.
Most homeowner's insurance policies will cover the damage as a result of a frying mishap, there are simple steps that adventurous holiday chefs can take to minimize the need for filing a claim. First, never fry a turkey inside the home or a garage. The fryer should be set on a flat and stable surface like a driveway or patio. Keep the pot at least 100 feet from the house and be careful when pouring the oil.
The biggest cause of fires is because hungry turkey cookers add too much oil to the fryer, causing an overflow which can easily ignite.
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