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How to Deep-Fry a Turkey This Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

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Every November, as people begin to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, discussions about deep frying the turkey springs up once again. While many argue that deep frying a turkey is the best method of cooking, it is also considerably more dangerous than other methods.

Deep frying a turkey keeps the meat tender and juicy, while roasting has a high risk of leaving you with a dry bird. Deep frying also ensures a crispy skin, and it can fully cook a turkey in as little as 30 minutes, rather than monopolizing your oven for hours at a time.

However, frying poses a higher risk of starting a cooking fire than any other method, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), and deep frying your turkey has the potential to cause serious burns and property damage if the chef is not careful.

USFA data shows an average of 2,400 cooking fires occur on residential property every Thanksgiving, causing 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $19 million in property damage annually on this single day.

Dangers Involved with Deep Fryers

  • Deep fryers can tip over and spill dangerously hot oil.
  • Overfilled pots can spill oil onto the burner, causing a fire.
  • Any water that contacts the hot oil can cause a large fire.
  • Without thermostat controls and careful monitoring, the oil can overheat and ignite.
  • The pot, handle, and lid can become hot enough to cause severe burns.

If you are interested in trying the deep-frying method for yourself this Thanksgiving, please exercise due caution. For your benefit, we’ve prepared a guide containing some of the most important information to know before setting up a deep fryer on your property this year. Select the image below to open your guide.

What to Do After a Thanksgiving Injury

If you were injured while attending Thanksgiving dinner, or any other meal or event, at the home of a friend or family member, you may be reluctant to seek much needed compensation for your medical expenses. However, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers know that in most cases, any compensation you seek will be paid solely from the at-fault party’s insurance policy rather than their bank account.

At Nurenberg Paris Injury Lawyers, we help Ohio injury victims get the help they need to recover from accidents that weren’t their fault, and our consultations are always free. If you’ve been injured because someone else failed to follow safety guidelines and put you at risk, contact our firm today.

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