STEP 1: Gather all your equipment
And decide where to place the fryer. All fryers are not created equal, so it's important to thoroughly read the instructions that came with yours. It should be set up outside, on a flat concrete or rock surface. No decks, no grass. It should be at least 10 feet from any trees or structures. Do not set up the fryer indoors (even in the garage) or near any overhanging eaves or tree branches. It can't hurt to have a fire extinguisher on hand.