State offers turkey fryers safety tips
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has some safety tips for turkey fryers.
The main one is to avoid using outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil because officials say they pose a risk for injury.
State Fire Marshal Gary West says the outdoor fryers heat gallons of cooking oil to very high temperatures, and there’s a risk of oil being spilled.
Officials recommend that consumers utilize the oil-free models that are available or seek commercial professionals to prepare the entrÃ©e.
For more safety tips, visit: www.tn.gov/fire .