THANKSGIVING – A time for gathering with family, giving thanks and COOKING!
As you prepare to add those 3,000 plus calories to your diet prior to your shopping outing, remember to keep safety in mind! When cooking five or six different dishes at once, it gets pretty hectic in the kitchen. Boiling water, hot oven and all the stove burners going at once. Please use care and those oven mitts you received as a Christmas gift last year!
Turkey Fryer Safety Tips:
- Prior to using your fryer, insert the turkey, add water and mark the line so you know where the oil should be filled to. This prevents overfilling the fryer with oil, causing spillage.
- Defrost your turkey completely and dry it off prior to inserting it into hot oil.
- Do not set up your fryer on a deck or near the house or garage or under a tree.
- Place the fryer on a level surface and never move it while heating.
- Have a grease rated fire extinguisher close by in case of fire and never use the garden hose.
- Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
- Using your fryer in rain or snow is not advised.
- Never leave the fryer unattended and keep the kiddos & pets away.
- Having a pair of safety glasses and a great pair of grill mitts is suggested.
- Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner back on.
- Turn the burner off if the oil is smoking. Having a temperature gauge is recommended.
- Let that oil cool overnight before disposing. I’m sure you just want to eat that delicious bird before doing anything else!
If you get burned, Water-Jel burn jel is the best first aid for a burn. Water-Jel provides cooling, soothing, long-lasting relief for minor burns that is unmatched by any other topical. It is a water-based product that dissipates the heat of a burn and allows for easy removal.
You’ve heard of the “home remedies” for treating burns, but they can cause more harm than good. Please avoid using the following to treat a burn as they can increase the risk of infection: