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Of all the things in your list there is one thing that you should not clean. The turkey.
Skip the rinse
No doubt you'll see plenty of recipes in cookbooks and online that instruct you to rinse your turkey before you start to cook it. Just do not, but says the US Department of Agriculture.
Rinse your turkey to wash all the icky bacteria. But in fact, rinsing does not remove bacteria and can stop spreading dangerous bacteria around your kitchen.
The bacteria ̵1; including E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella – can lead to potential food poisoning if it pollutes other foods or cooking materials.
How To Make Your Turkey Safe
The only real way to kill bacteria on your turkey is to fix it to 165 degrees F in the center. Be sure to use a meat thermometerto control the temperature. Do not trust the little red popup thermometer that comes with turkey.
Pro Tips: To ensure your turkey is safe to eat, check out the latest turkey recalls to make sure your bird is on the list.
Turkey still frozen?
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