Deep-frying Safety Tips
How To Keep Your Eyes (And Other Body Parts) Safe When Frying in the kitchen.
- Keep kids and pets away.
- Put on safety goggles or safety glasses.
- Plan to have an adult near the fryer at all times, to watch out for any problems.
- Use a fryer with a sealed lid.
- Chances of hot oil spills increase with fryers designed for outdoor use. These fryers are often on stands that can tip over or collapse, causing the hot oil to spill. Newer countertop units using a solid base appear to reduce this risk.
- Propane-fired fryers must be used outdoors. If rain or snow hits the hot cooking oil, the oil may splatter or turn to steam, leading to burns. Don’t risk deep-frying outdoors on rainy days!
- Don’t overfill the fryer with oil; if oil spills on a burner, it will ignite.
- Thaw meat, chicken or fish completely as partially thawed will cause the hot oil to splatter, potentially resulting in serious burns to your arms, torso, face and eyes. Wipe off marinade and other moisture before placing it in hot oil.
- Raise and lower the meat, chicken or fish slowly and carefully to avoid oil splatter.
- If the oil overheats, turn off the fryer.
- Have a fire extinguisher appropriate for oil fires nearby, and know how to use it.
- Don’t use a water hose on a turkey fryer fire.
- If anyone is burned, get medical attention immediately.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.
For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:
McKenna & Scott Pinelands
Tel: 021 531 1953