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Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Model #20010109

Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Model #20010109

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The Bottom Line

Basically this is a large fryer designed to hold up to a 14 pound turkey in a specially designed (turkey shaped) frying chamber. Like other modern fryers this unit is thermostatically controlled and has a built in timer so you can tell it how long you want to cook. The interior frying chamber is molded to fit a turkey so you don't need to use a lot of extra oil to fry the bird. The advantage is that you get a unit that is about as small as you can make it and still hold a 14 pound bird. On the down side this means that the reheat time is longer once you put the turkey in the oil.
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Pros

  • Safer Turkey Frying Option
  • Designed for indoor use

Cons

  • Can handle only up to a 14 pound turkey
  • Can be used as a standard fryer
  • Slow heat up, and recover times

Description

  • Thermostatically controlled turkey fryer
  • Digital timer for controlled frying
  • Fully enclosed design with viewing window and filter to reduce the oil smell
  • Can handle turkeys up to 14 pounds
  • Tap drain for easy emptying

Guide Review - Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

In an effort to make a safe turkey fryer (gallons of boiling hot oil can be a scary thing), Masterbuilt has given us this indoor electric deep fryer that can cook up a 14 pound turkey in about an hour. With no open flame and many safety features built in, this unit is labeled as safe enough to put on your kitchen counter (though I would still suggest a safer and easier to clean location). This gives us an easy to use, easy to clean up, and generally much more convenient turkey fryer.

Built like any other modern fryer this unit has a folding lid that completely covers the oil chamber, keeping the oil and some of the smell inside. The electronic controls let you select the temperature (up to 375 degrees F) and the time you want to cook for. The frying chamber is shaped somewhat like a turkey so you don't have to use as much oil. Of course this means less thermal mass so the temperature will drop dramatically when you put the turkey in the oil. This means a longer period when the turkey is soaking in oil before is starts cooking, but this won't be too long so it won't affect the flavor too much.

While designed for indoor use, this turkey fryer still has many of the same risks of other turkey fryers. If you turkey isn't thawed and dried completely the oil can still boil up. Of course with less oil the risk is less.

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