Friday, November 16, 2012
With Thanksgiving less than a week away many of us are busy with shopping and food preparations for the Thanksgiving Day feast.
While there are lots of ways to prepare turkey, it has become popular to deep-fry the Thanksgiving bird. As more amateur cooks attempt this method, people are at risk for fryer related fires and injuries.
According to State Farm claims data, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. In fact, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.
In an effort to reverse this trend State Farm last year teamed up with celebrity William Shatner to produce a short video that warns people about the dangers of improper turkey frying. The video went viral and as a result State Farm grease and cooking-related fire claims occurring on Thanksgiving Day were carved in half.
To get the safety message out in 2012, State Farm has launched a new version of the video called â€œEat, Fry, Love: A Cautionary Remixâ€ reminding us that you can get a â€œmoister, tastier turkeyâ€ and be safe at the same time.
Here it is: