With Thanksgiving around the corner it’s time to start planning your feast, with the main course being the turkey. There are several ways to prepare your turkey, none more dangerous however than in a gas fueled turkey fryer. Turkey fryers cook by immersing your turkey in very hot oil. Unknown to most homeowners, the units that are available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. This release can cause devastating burns and destruction to property. If you are going to use one please use the following safety tips: be very careful when lowering or raising the turkey out of or into the fryer to avoid splashing or spilling the hot oil. Only use the turkey fryers in a well ventilated outside area. Do not use them inside the home or in the garage, there is a large potential for a fire. Make sure the fryer is on a smooth solid surface. Remember the oil used in turkey fryers is heated to temperatures of 350 plus degrees Fahrenheit, and the vapors produced can ignite spontaneously. If using the fryer and is begins to snow or rain, and the cold precipitation hits the hot oils it can also cause it to splash out. Be careful not to overload the fryer with oil. If you do, when the turkey is placed into the fryer the excess oil will spill out. Make sure you follow all manufacture suggestions and warnings. From our family to yours, have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!