Don’t do this at house!
Authorities in Mississippi have staged a harmful demonstration exhibiting a frozen turkey bursting into flames after being positioned right into a fryer.
The Gulfport Hearth Division filmed the daring demo on Tuesday before uploading it to Facebook in a bid to lift consciousness of the cooking hazard forward of Thanksgiving.
“We put in a frozen turkey, and it immediately thaws out. The water [from the turkey] makes the oil [in the fryer] flare up,” fireplace chief Billy Kelley defined within the clip.
Certainly, the video reveals the frozen chook bursting into flames simply seconds after being positioned into the fryer.
A volunteer clad in protecting clothes was seen struggling to extinguish an enormous fireball that erupted amid the explosion.
Hearth chief Kelley says it’s necessary to utterly thaw out a turkey earlier than frying it up on Thanksgiving as a result of oil and water don’t combine.
The Scientific American experiences that an interplay between oil and water “at different densities” may cause such explosions to happen.
According to the FDNY, “fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries and more than $15 million in property damage each year.”
Kelley additional cautioned towards frying up a turkey in an enclosed space, as flare-ups are nonetheless doable.
Nonetheless, many American households could also be cooking (and consuming) much less turkey this Thanksgiving, as costs of holiday meals soar 14% due to inflation.
Customers can anticipate to pay an extra $1.50 per pound this year for turkey, with a 16-pound chook costing $23.99, on common, up 24% from final 12 months, in accordance with the annual Market Basket survey.
In the meantime, Individuals are additionally keen to maintain explosions from occurring on the dinner desk itself by avoiding discussions about politics.
A Quinnipiac University poll launched on Monday discovered that 66% of adults are “hoping to avoid” such conversations when visiting household for Thanksgiving this 12 months.