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Old 11-16-2015, 10:20 AM
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My family demands fried turkey on the holidays and I was tired of standing outside sweating my but off or holding an umbrella while manning the old gas burner and pot. I watched a couple of youtube vids of the Masterbuilt XL model and decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. Not only did it do a great job frying a 17 lb bird in the kitchen, it did it with little effort other than bird prep. The clean up was pretty easy too. Just let it cool down and attach the included spout to drain the oil. The basket and tub got thrown into the dishishwasher and came out like new. Wiped the housing and burner down and your done.

Picked mine up at Sam's for $129. If you like fried turkeys this the only way to go.
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My family demands fried turkey on the holidays and I was tired of standing outside sweating my but off or holding an umbrella while manning the old gas burner and pot. I watched a couple of youtube vids of the Masterbuilt XL model and decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. Not only did it do a great job frying a 17 lb bird in the kitchen, it did it with little effort other than bird prep. The clean up was pretty easy too. Just let it cool down and attach the included spout to drain the oil. The basket and tub got thrown into the dishishwasher and came out like new. Wiped the housing and burner down and your done.

Picked mine up at Sam's for $129. If you like fried turkeys this the only way to go.

Been thinking REAL hard about going this route, not that it is cold here but I only use propane once a year(my grill is Nat Gas) and kind of a PITA to go get tank filled and get everything out and cook turkey .

Will it recover quick enough to do 3-4 birds in one day
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Been thinking REAL hard about going this route, not that it is cold here but I only use propane once a year(my grill is Nat Gas) and kind of a PITA to go get tank filled and get everything out and cook turkey .

Will it recover quick enough to do 3-4 birds in one day
Go buy the little green Coleman disposable tanks. One of those will do a turkey no problem.

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I got the Big Easy oilless fryer, works great and no oil cost or mess!
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Been thinking REAL hard about going this route, not that it is cold here but I only use propane once a year(my grill is Nat Gas) and kind of a PITA to go get tank filled and get everything out and cook turkey .

Will it recover quick enough to do 3-4 birds in one day
It took about 4 minutes a pound to fry my test bird. I used a remote wired thermometer to monitor the breast temp which made it even more goof proof. The oil is still hot when you take the bird out so I don't see any reason you couldn't drop another in right after it. You set the temp and it stays on and constant as it has a thermostat. If I had to do more than a couple of birds for any particular sitting I would own two without a second thought. It's an incredibly simple unit that works very well. I can't even imagine going back to a pot and burner.
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I got the Big Easy oilless fryer, works great and no oil cost or mess!
Yeah, I tried pulling that on my clan and they almost tar and feathered me. Don't get me wrong, it was ok for a roasted bird and really easy but it in no way compares to a peanut oil fried turkey by any stretch.
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I've had this machine for a few years. I love it.
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Had a Cabelas $150 gift card in my wallet and just used it for one
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Fried turkeys were all the rage and all that we did for years..

Then got a Weber big enough to rotisserie one...

Haven't looked back.

Being able to dry rub one gives the bird more flavor than injections. Also I like to stuff mine with some citrus and I can't do that when I fry it..

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if electric is so great you guys should all be driving PRIUS's

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Propane double jet burner or BUST!
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Fried turkeys were all the rage and all that we did for years..

Then got a Weber big enough to rotisserie one...

Haven't looked back.

Being able to dry rub one gives the bird more flavor than injections. Also I like to stuff mine with some citrus and I can't do that when I fry it..

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I use my rotisserie pretty regular for rib roast and turkey breast and agree that you can sure put way more into the seasoning directly on the meat. I usually dry rub and then mop after I get a crust. The only problem for me is time. How long does a whole 20 lb bird take to spin?
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Fried turkeys were all the rage and all that we did for years..

Then got a Weber big enough to rotisserie one...

Haven't looked back.

Being able to dry rub one gives the bird more flavor than injections. Also I like to stuff mine with some citrus and I can't do that when I fry it..

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I've been preaching rotisserie for years. I have never had better.

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I use my rotisserie pretty regular for rib roast and turkey breast and agree that you can sure put way more into the seasoning directly on the meat. I usually dry rub and then mop after I get a crust. The only problem for me is time. How long does a whole 20 lb bird take to spin?
I don't know about a 20 lb bird but 12-14 lbs takes about an hour and 15 to hour and 20 on my grill.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Fried turkeys were all the rage and all that we did for years..

Then got a Weber big enough to rotisserie one...

Haven't looked back.

Being able to dry rub one gives the bird more flavor than injections. Also I like to stuff mine with some citrus and I can't do that when I fry it..

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Would you care to share your recipe of the seasoning and citrus? I've never used the rotisserie of my gas grill, but I'd like to try that this year. We'll me making about a 10-11 lb turkey.
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I caught myself watching the infomercial for this thing the other night and was wondering if it was any good. Thanks for the review.
Question: Was there room for a bird bigger than 17lbs?
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