Be Safe This Thanksgiving!
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires?
Statistics to share
Based on 2010-2018 annual averages:
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in home cooking fires.
- Two-thirds (67%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
- Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.
- Ranges accounted for the largest share (58%) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%.
- Three of every five (57%) reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
- Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
- Frying food is the greatest risk of cooking fires.
- Two-thirds (67 percent) of home cooking fires start when food or cooking materials catch on fire.
- More than half (55 percent) of home cooking fire injuries happen when people try to fight the fire themselves.
Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:
- Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
- An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
- Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
- Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
- The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.
Here is a video on how dangerous deep frying turkey can be! Done safely though it is MY absolute favorite way to enjoy turkey!
The 24Restore family wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!