Posted by Nicci | Posted in Kitchen Products | Posted on 21-11-2012
Ah, Thanksgiving. A time of year to enjoy time with our families and to express gratitude for all of our blessings. For most of us, that also means indulging in huge, home-cooked meals. Unfortunately for some of us, our dreams of plump, moist turkey are shattered, and we must consume overcooked, dried turkey-jerky a la Clark Griswold instead.
(Note: I wanted to include the clip of the holiday dinner scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, but I fear it would be a violation of copyright law. Fortunately, fearless scofflaws have posted the video here for your viewing pleasure.)
Poor Clark. At least his over-dry turkey was not a fire hazard. Please note these videos of people who failed to heed our warnings last year, and who tried to cook Thanksgiving dinner without the safety and convenience of a Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer.
Exhibit A: Oven Roasted Turkey Flambe
Exhibit B: Archimedes Meets Turkey Frying
Lest you think these are isolated incidents, just head over to YouTube and search “exploding turkey” or “turkey fryer fire.” Apparently, these incidents are so common that there are even public service announcements and fire department demonstrations to warn people about such fire hazards.
Two leading insurers have even based commercials around the catastrophe that is Holiday Cooking. Allstate notes, “Trouble never takes a holiday,” with its smooth-voiced baritone spokesman standing by a turkey fryer. State Farm went all out, hiring THE William Shatner to demonstrate proper turkey frying techniques:
Even AT&T was on the exploding turkey bandwagon with this commercial:
Seriously. Are you getting the message yet? Cooking is DANGEROUS. Cooking turkey for Thanksgiving can threaten your life, your home, and your eyebrows. If you can’t rely on an expert to cook your dinner for you, rely on a product designed by experts. Check out innovative As Seen On TV kitchen products like the Butterball turkey fryer. Click here to see the extensive collection in our SeenOnTV Express catalog.