Did you know, it has been said that the day the fire department receives the most calls is Thanksgiving Day? 70% of all commercial fires take place in restaurants and commercial kitchens. Is it any less likely that the greatest hazard for fire lies in the kitchen at your home? Of course, Thanksgiving Day is the one day when nearly every kitchen in America is operational. In addition to unusually heavy kitchen use, we also have the turkey fryer.
Have you heard of Underwriters Laboratory? This entity certifies appliances, fire equipment, cooking equipment, electrical components and just about anything else for its ability to resist fire, etc. through its listing process. At this time, there is not a single UL listed turkey fryer on the market. Now I love fried turkey, but often turkeys are fried by individuals who don’t have a lot of experience, and commit some serious errors.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Be Safe!