Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
I have been a diehard turkey fryer for many years. Unfortunately, the cost of peanut oil is getting more expensive every year and using the traditional frying method is becoming ridiculously expensive. I was very skeptical of this "oil less" fryer, but I kept my mind open to the options. I have to say, after my first attempt, it is a very close taste to the oil frying method. I made sure the turkey was completely thawed out and injected as I normally would with a good rub on the outside. This takes about 10 minutes per pound, so I cooked a 12 pound bird for a little over 2 hours, and it came out great.
Some tips I can pass along. Before you use it the first time, turn it on and let it heat up and sit for several hours. This will "Burn Off" the newness and you will smell the slight burning odor. Wash the basket and parts after wards and you'll be ready to go. When you're ready to use it, plug it in and let it heat for a while before you start cooking. There is no temperature gauge to show how hot it is. The thermometer that is included to insert in the bird works very well. I checked it with a digital temp probe and it was where it needed to be when done. I wouldn't recommend cooking a bird too big. The brochure says up to an 18 pounder. You are limited to what will fit inside of the basket. A 12 pounder fits very nice, and wasn't cramped in. I think an 18 pounder would be pushing it. So if you need a large bird, I would recommend cooking 2 smaller ones.
The great thing about this is the clean up. No old oil to deal with. The actual basket and the bottom of the fryer is the only things to clean and that is very little. This unit cools very quickly. I wiped the inside of the fryer down and I had the basket and rack in the dishwasher in no time at all.
This unit is so handy, you can "fry" a turkey anytime you want with no mess to deal with. I can't wait to try other foods to cook in this.
November 10, 2014
Best Turkey Ever
This is my second purchase of this cooker. I bought this as a gift and had it sent directly. Everyone really liked the turkey, at least I assume they did since it was all gone before dinner was over. Anyone that likes to deep fry has to try this one, n o oil, no mess, can be used in or out-doors - perfect supplement for cooking for large family get-togethers.
December 10, 2013
Purchased this for my husband for his birthday. He cooked the turkey for Thanksgiving and it was delicious. Very moist and attractive too.
December 9, 2013
No one can believe it!
We ordered the infrared turkey fryer a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. In less than a month, we have cooked three turkeys and a Boston butt. Everything has been juicy and delicious. We are looking forward to trying other meats. The cooker is easy to use and (more importantly) easy to clean. Everyone who comes to our house is given a lesson in infrared cooking by my husband. He is making believers out of the skeptics.
December 5, 2013