TURKEY DEEP FRYERS

 

NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) DISCOURAGES THE USE OF OUTDOOR GAS-FUELED TURKEY FRYERS THAT IMMERSE THE TURKEY IN HOT OIL. THESE TURKEY FRYERS USE A SUBSTANTIAL QUANITY OF COOKING OIL AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, AND UNITS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE POSE A SIGNIFICANT DANGER THAT HOT OIL WILL BE RELEASED AT SOME POINT DURING THE COOKING PROCESS. THE USE OF TURKEY FRYERS BY CONSUMERS CAN LEAD TO DEVASTATING BURNS, OTHER INJURIES AND THE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. NFPA URGES THOSE WHO PREFER FRIED TURKEY TO SEEK OUT PROFESSIONALESTABLISHMENTS, SUCH AS GROCERY STORES, SPECIALTY FOOD RETAILERS, AND RESTAURANTS FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE DISH, OR CONSIDER A NEW TYPE OF "OILLESS" TURKEY FRYER.

 

THERE IS A NEW OUTDOOR TURKEY COOKING APPLIANCE THAT DOES NOT USE OIL..NFPA BELIEVES THESE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS AN ALTERNATIVE. NFPA UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS APPLIANCE WILL BE LISTED A RECOGNIZED TESTING LABORATORY.

 

NFPA CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THAT TURKEY FRYERS THAT USE OIL, AS CURRENTLY DESIGNED, ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ACCEPTABLY SAFE USE BY EVEN A WELL-INFORMED AND CAREFUL CONSUMER. CONSUMERS MAY FIND PACKAGING OF TURKEY FRYERS DISPLAYING INDEPENDENT PRODUCT SAFETY TESTING LABELS. NFPA IS FAMILIAR WITH THE DETAILS OF THESE TEST STANDARDS AND DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE SUFFICIENTY COMPREHENSIVE REGARDING THE DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH HARM CAN OCCUR, AND, IN SOME CASES, REGARDING THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE TURKEY FRYER THAT NEED TO BE TESTED.

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