Where do you light a turkey fryer?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To light a turkey fryer, you’ll need a safe and well-ventilated outdoor area. It’s important to never use a turkey fryer indoors or in an enclosed space, as this can lead to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide.

First, check that your propane tank is securely attached to the fryer and the regulator control valve is closed. Make sure all the connections are tight and there are no leaks.

Next, locate the burner on your turkey fryer. It’s typically a circular metal plate with small holes or slots. This is where the flame will ignite.

Now, it’s time to light the burner. Grab a fireplace match or a long-stemmed lighter. Light the match or lighter and hold it over the burner. Be cautious of your fingers and keep a safe distance from the flame.

With the match or lighter still lit, press and hold the safety valve button on the fryer. This valve is usually located near the regulator control valve.

While holding down the safety valve button, slowly open the regulator control valve. This will release the propane gas and allow it to flow to the burner. As the gas is released, the match or lighter should ignite the gas and the burner will light up.

Once the burner is lit, continue to hold down the safety valve button for about 10-15 seconds. This helps ensure that the flame is stable and won’t go out when you release the safety valve.

After the 10-15 seconds have passed, release the safety valve button and check that the flame is still burning steadily. If the flame goes out, repeat the lighting process from the beginning.

Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines when using a turkey fryer. Keep a close eye on the fryer while it’s in use and never leave it unattended.

Lighting a turkey fryer involves safely igniting the burner by using a match or lighter, while holding down the safety valve and slowly opening the regulator control valve. Follow all safety precautions and never use a turkey fryer indoors or in an enclosed space.