Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

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Be the best, and the safest, cook this Thanksgiving

We’ve all heard about the dangers of distracted driving. But how about distracted cooking? According to the Home Safety Council, cooking is the number one cause of home fires. The reason is that people start to cook something and then forget it’s on the stove.

It’s especially easy to get pulled away from the stove around the holidays, when family and friends gather for feasting. So if you’re cooking this year, check out these tips to prevent fires and burns before getting started. Number one on the list: Always stay in the kitchen while cooking on the range.

Also, you may want to think twice before frying the turkey… here’s why.

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