Butterball's Inane Hotline Questions

Despite all the Thanksgiving tips and tricks out there, cooking a Turkey Day feast is admittedly a huge challenge. Luckily, Butterball has been fielding questions via their Butterball Turkey Talk-Line for nearly 30 years, to assist clueless cooks across the country to avoid ruining the grand centerpiece. As with any self-help line, there are bound to be a number of laughable questions. Reuters has obtained a handful of some of the most painfully daft call-ins, below.

Five Actual Questions Fielded By Butterball Experts

- Is it okay to thaw my turkey in the bathtub while bathing my kids?

- Can I brine my turkey in the washing machine?

- Can I use my oven’s self-cleaning cycle to speed up the cooking process?

- If I cut my turkey with a chainsaw will the oil affect the taste?

- Can I take my frozen turkey into my sauna to thaw it faster?


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