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Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Gunner » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:29 am

Got a flyer today advertising an Oil Free Electric Turkey Fryer. Have never heard of this. Does anybody have one of these and does it produce fried turkey comparable with the turkey fried in oil?
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:40 am

I’ve read threads on another site, and it seemed pretty unanimous, it produces results as good or better than deep fried. I’m curious to see if anyone here also has had the same results. I’m nearly convinced to buy one.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Alan » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:10 am

I was curious enough to google it, looks neat enough but it's a little deceiving, it's nothing more than a roaster with a little smoke tray for chips. Their claim to being a fryer is it gives the skin a fried like texture.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:27 pm

I'm pretty sure it's not exactly a roaster. The ones I'm thinking of use infrared cooking rather than normal heating elements.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:51 pm

My mother has one. It's not bad. Doesn't dry it out. I like trash can turkey myself.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby bbirder » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:56 pm

I was thinking of getting one today. They are on sale for $88. Does this sound about right. My nephew ha one and the turkey was very good. I love fried turkey, but don't like the effort and expense of the deep oil version.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Alan » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:40 pm

M.Magis wrote:I'm pretty sure it's not exactly a roaster. The ones I'm thinking of use infrared cooking rather than normal heating elements.


It could easily be a different one, I googled oil fee turkey fryer and watched a YouTube video. I think it was the Butterball fryer, had the CEO in it and he called it a roaster.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:25 pm

Yeah, I think they’re two different things. The one I’m thinking of is propane powered. In the end, maybe they’re doing the same thing? I don’t know, but people sure seem to like the product.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:59 pm

Hers was about a hundred bucks. It's more like an outdoor oven. Built like a fryer, but has a glass lid. I would call the texture of the meat similar to rotisserie chicken. The skin is crispy like it was fried though.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby ga.prime » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:53 pm

I like turkeys cooked in a General Electric oven.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:43 pm

I know someone who has one and he says its great.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M-5 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:33 pm

It's just to easy to fry one.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby bbirder » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:46 am

M-5 wrote:It's just to easy to fry one.


But it eliminates the expense of oil and cleanup!
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:00 am

Pays for itself in oil savings, but my mother is a clean freak. She spends quit a bit of time cleaning hers. I doubt most of what she does is necessary though. You can cook more than turkeys in it of course.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:17 am

I’ll be able to give an opinion in a week or so. I’ve had a $50 Best Buy gift card for the last 4 years just sitting around. Figured that was a good way to use it, so only had to pay $50 of my own money. I don’t have a fryer, never wanted to deal with/buy the oil. This sounds like a nice alternative, though I think I’d find more uses for a fryer.
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