Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with that comes a lot of food preparation, family, friends, and loved ones visiting and the start of the holidays. With all the good times there are also safety precautions to keep in mind. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Taking the right steps upfront will ensure you and your guests will have an enjoyable day free of any hazards.


T – Thaw the turkey below 40° F. Do not sit the turkey on the counter to thaw, the exterior layers will be thawed long before the center and you run the risk of bacteria growing.


U – Use caution when frying a turkey. It has become a very popular method for cooking turkeys over the years but, it can also be very dangerous. Do not fry a turkey indoors. Select an area with ample ventilation and a safe distance away from your home.


R- Remember to clean cooking surfaces regularly. Food preparation for Thanksgiving can take hours and you want to be sure you’re cleaning the surfaces you’re preparing food on frequently to avoid any spread of bacteria.


K- Keep children and pets away from hot surfaces. We don’t want any little hands or paws burned. It can easily happen with all the festivities taking place so keep an eye on the kiddos and 4 legged friends.


E- Ensure you cook the turkey to at least 165° F. Cooking times vary with weight and method of cooking but, you always want to make sure you reach the right temperature so that you’re confident it’s cooked all the way through.


Y- Your smoke detector should be tested before cooking. If you didn’t check your smoke detector when you changed your clocks back earlier in the month NOW is the time to do it. Do no wait until you’re cooking to then find out it doesn’t work.


The holidays are a special time and we wish all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving Safety Tips




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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great is especially stressful with so many  new folks around for animals

Nov 21, 2016 11:29 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Amanda -- love the T U R K E Y acronym.  Very clever.

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great tips Amanda S. Davidson,  I see so many people try to get the turkey just out on the counter top.  Which they would take a cooking class.  Make it a great day my friend.


Nov 22, 2016 12:53 AM #3
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Amanda, these are great tips, I hope many will get a chance to read this post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Nov 22, 2016 12:03 PM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Amanda...that is great advice. No one wants to get sick on the holiday. 

Just a couple of weeks ago, Aslan (one of the cats) jumped on the stove. It's electric and the burner was still hot. Thank goodness he was quick and it only slightly burned him. It could have been much worse. Those kind of things happen, but we can watch out and do our best to prevent these kinds of accidents. 

Nov 22, 2016 04:16 PM #5
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Amanda

Some great tips and thanks for the great information ...

Nov 22, 2016 08:28 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Amanda.  This is a fun way to share safety tips for Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2016 04:08 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2016 05:55 AM #8
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the great tips. I hope others will read this too. Happy thanksgiving 

Nov 24, 2016 05:32 AM #9
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