Never Deep-Fry A Frozen Turkey
Time for our annual PSA on why you should never deep fry a frozen turkey

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A deep-fried turkey is one of the most delicious ways to serve your Thanksgiving bird. However every year people make the mistake of frying a frozen bird, causing untold fire damage to their homes. Read more: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: TUMBLR:


yung cash register : tis the season to burn down the house and one's face

s s : kinda cheating, they are filling the container to the brim with oil, and when it overflows the oil catches on fire.

jander6442 : They didn't take the plastic hanger off in the last clip. Always discard all plastic before you fry.

John Cetti : All this video proves is that firemen don't know how to fry a turkey.

Patrick94GSR : Yeah that first demonstration, right by a damn tree! Real smart!

themrjones : turn off flame while putting in Turkey should be flashing in bold letters the whole time

James Miller : Or you could be normal and just put it in the damn oven, with the vegetables and once it's done everything is perfect! You just have to Bleve in magic.


TCPB Branch : Tip No 2: remove all plastic from bird before frying. Fried plastic is no bueno

Ricardo Castro : Does someone know the name of the song at 0:50? Please!

plum pulum : Is the turkey cooked? I'm still hungry.

Darrell Cook : Never put a can of unopened condensed soup in the fireplace. Freaking BOOM. Now everything's on fire.

gmac MacWilliam : lotta people in the comments missing the point of this video

User name : Frying is basically the reaction of H20 and oil

SERVPRO of Chesapeake North : Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Please stay alert.

g0tfrohwned : the music makes this seem like you're fighting a frozen turkey themed dark souls boss

Curtis C : Saw this happen first hand, there may or may Not have been alcohol involved, but that turkey took off like a minute man missle, never did find the damn thing maybe it is still in orbit who knows anyway we had ham that year.

johnny chainsaw : someone needs to learn what a BLEVE is before they start using the term in a situation that absolutely has nothing to do with what is happening here. Sorry

2arnold888 : congrats no burning tv. Instead of showing useless video of destruction with no knowledge to gain u shoved something useful and opposite.

protectbodythetans : did it work tho? looks like ill be getting my frozen turkey to the middle of walmart parking lot

Perryinjax Studios : GREAT video. A public service. More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year, according to State Farm data. More than a third start in a garage or patio. Each year, fire departments respond to more than 1,000 fires related to deep fryers. These blazes cause more than $15 million in property damage annually, not to mention serious burn injuries.

pingwalk : Tips for avoiding a turkey disaster bake it, dont deep fry it

Embers73 : I must admit that deep frying a frozen turkey has never really crossed my mind.

digital1911 : Don't drink and fry. We are trying to save lives here.

Nick Mansfield : I think you guys might want to go back to your case studies and see what an actual BLEVE situation is. This is not a BLEVE.

Youngblaise2 : Insightful

Joshy Nice : Okay, if I'm trying to SMOKE cook a turkey, should I be OK?

Frank Garrett : Or… you could broil a turkey.

Daniel Singleton : It's not that bad. Just be sure to use enough oil to fill your pot. Keep the heat high and make sure your inside so the wind does blow too hard to knock the pot over. Also try and get the Turkey in the pot quick. Simple.

Nalin Cuttalai : alright then

panchyto1101 : Wow that's crazy

Roger Ellison : Also, before starting, fill the pot full with water. Completely submerge the turkey allowing the excess water to overflow. Remove the turkey and mark the spot where the water returns to, this is the maximum height you should fill the pot with oil prior to cooking. Any higher and you can guarantee it will overflow.

m Zachary : Fire is due to overflowing of oil

The S.A.S : There goes next year thanksgiving plans

tree rat76 : Make sure that is thawed out

Kevin Napier : Great video all!!

Zyrader Da Noob : Am I the only one who think that it's burning because they overfill the oil? And when they put in the turkey, the oil overflowed and got burned.

leonardo : 2nd

Sampopankki : I love how some people need these instructional videos to get some common sense beat into them. They should just stop making these and let the natural selection take it's course.

icwiz : Thats not a BLEVE.

Jose Brito : 1. The oil is filled above a safe level 2. You don't drop the turkey in, you lower it slowly 3. Don't deep fry a frozen turkey

sinkiy : You should never deep fry a turkey because it's freaking awful for your health that should be enough lol,

Hello Oubort : The question is - once you put the fire out, can you still eat the turkey?

Defensor Rationis : They point out that you should turn off the burner before frying the bird but they in all the clips they have the burner still on. They need at least one of a frozen turkey with the flame off so that people will see that it's still really dangerous. But then it doesn't burst into flames. That's boring. Who wants to watch that?

Matt Yaqin : Nuclear Fire

King Dan Productions : Shhhaaaannnnneeeeeeee

rt : Not a BLEVE

John Batchler : Did someone set off a hydrogen explosion for deep fat frying over a deep fat fryer set up a terpee structure crane to lower the turkey

98engine : Not a BLEVE. Don't make videos as if they are fact when you clearly don't have a clue what you are talking about. This is just about the ignition temperature of oil, the only thing that could suffer a BLEVE is the propane tank used to make this debauchery of a video.