Retailers are gearing up to battle for Black Friday shoppers, while Bloomington-based State Farm warns of the dangers of deep frying on Thanksgiving. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss those stories, and more top business headlines on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.
State Farm hired William Shatner to warn of the dangers of turkey fryer fires. The YouTube "docudrama" is called "Eat, Fry, Love." Watch the ad in the video below:
There are more than 1,000 deep fryer fires each year, and more cooking fires on Thanksgiving than any other day. Illinois ranks #2 behind Texas in State Farm insurance claims data for such fires.
Check out these Safe Turkey Frying Tips:
1: Avoid oil spillover--don't overfill the pot.
2: Turn off flame when lowering the turkey into oil.
3: Fry outside, away from the house.
4: Properly thaw the turkey before frying.
5: Keep a grease-fire-approved extinguisher nearby.
The following video is a turkey fryer fire demonstration:
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