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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby Alan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:34 am

M.Magis wrote: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.


Is the one your looking at propane? Also please post pics I'm pretty curious about them. Thanks
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M-5 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:53 am

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


But it eliminates the expense of oil and cleanup!


??? nobody uses oil another time of the year. Clean up is as simple as putting a funnel in the jug you poured it out of and pour grease back in it for future use. a little simple green in a pot scrub and rinse. 15 min tops. Are you saying that an electrical appliance is easier to clean??? if your buying expensive Pnut oil to fry your turkey in then I can understand it. veg oil is equal IMO. I may not know what Im talking about tho since ive only fried around 2000 turkeys or so.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:07 am

Alan wrote:Is the one your looking at propane? Also please post pics I'm pretty curious about them. Thanks

Yes, it’s propane. It’s the Charbroil one, the one I’ve read most reviews about. I’ll take some pics when it gets here. I butchered some broilers a few weeks back, I’ll use a couple to test it out.

The reason I never got a fryer is I just don’t think I’d use it much, maybe a couple times per year. If I had to buy new oil every time I wanted to cook something, it just doesn’t make sense. Plus, I don’t have anywhere I would feel good about splattering oil. Level ground around here only comes from a dozer, so my yard is all hill. At the same time, I still plan to get one for boiling outside (maple syrup/trap dye/scalding chickens). Any tips on a good one? I’m considering building my own. I can make a stand better than most I’ve seen, and a pot isn’t a problem. Not sure where to get a good quality burner. I borrowed on last year that sounded like a rocket when you cranked it up. That’s what I’m looking for.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M-5 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:41 am

You can buy the burners from Academy. But alemite fittings work really well and all you need it the regulator
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby wlamarparmer » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:33 pm

I have both the Butterball Electric fryer and the propane infrared oilless. Think fryer does prettier bird, but end
result about same. Directions on mine said rub turkey with oil, appears that where fried taste comes from. Someone
mentioned cleanliness, the inside of the infrared will have burned on grease as Your grill would. I just wash my rack
and not worry about looks.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby wlamarparmer » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:03 pm

Another Response on oil less turkey fryer. Over last 40 yrs have done all 3 options. As M-5 indicates
Propane fry may be most tasty option, I was always in fear of fire either on structures or myself. Oil
, for that peanut oil better for higher flash point, but minimal difference in than vegetable or blend.
Once this up running do several, neighbors, friends, etc
#2. The electric fryer- still takes lots oil but eliminates flash fire, for this type oil no matter, one good as other.
got oil, hot might as well do 2-3.
#3. Maybe slight less tasty than other, but only doing single or maybe 2, not lot prep and saving oil. My issue
with this unit is figure when to apply top screen to get browning but not burning. All have separate issues.
#4. My opinion Any these best ever as fried turkey the epitome of good., however for leftovers I will stick to
my BGE butter basted recipe.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby M.Magis » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:12 am

Cooker was in the outside garage when I got home last night. It was dark, so didn’t get to take any pictures. I threw it together, seasoned it, and stuck in a chicken that I’d thawed out in a simple brine. When we butchered the broilers, I think we dipped them too long because I ripped a lot of the skin on the plucker. It just so happened that the one I thawed out looked like it was plucked by a weed wacker. I also forgot to add some oil half way through to crisp what little skin there was, though I did rub the bird with oil before putting it in. But even with a nearly bald bird, it was excellent. The skin that was there was very good, even if it wasn’t as crispy as it could have been. The meat itself was extremely juicy. This morning I sliced off some of the breast meat after it sat in the fridge all night. I’m not a fan of white meat, but this was the juiciest chicken breast I’ve ever had. With just a little squeeze, juice poured out of the slices. My 7 year old tried a piece, and I didn’t get much after that because he was ready to fight me for it. :) Clean up was simple, just throw the basket in the dishwasher. I just left the cooker out of the patio. I suppose I could wipe the inside off, but it says it’ll continue to cook more evenly as the sides get seasoned with grease, so I think I’ll just leave it. Overall, I’m very happy so far. I’m going to try a turkey and if that goes well I’ll cook the Thanksgiving turkey this year. Also going to experiment with some pork.
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Re: Oil free Turkey Fryer

Postby greybeard » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:51 pm

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


It is, IF you do much fried foods. Some of us ain't allowed much of that kind of thing no more except when we sneak out to eat somewhere. :bang:
(My son is coming n for Thanksgiving and is bringing his turkey fryer--the kind that uses oil, so there's going to be an exception soon....
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