Turkey Fryer for Thanksgiving

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Turkey Fryer for Thanksgiving

In the weeks leading up to Turkey Day, we are all starting to think about our Thanksgiving menu ideas. One up for popular debate is always the turkey: should it be roasted, smoked, or fried? Many will tell you the only way to prepare a turkey is to deep fry it. If you choose to go that route cooking turkey in a fryer is indeed a great option; the white meat is moister, the dark meat is even more flavorful, and the skin is crispy. If you are looking for a turkey fryer, check out these top picks!

Bayou Classic Fryers 32 Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer

The Bayou Classic 32-quart fry pan has plenty of room to cook your holiday turkey. It has an adjustable propane regulator, and it’s made of polished stainless steel for optimal durability and easy cleaning. Cooking time is efficient so that you can dig in sooner rather than later— the fryer is specifically designed to cook an 18-pound bird in as little as 45 minutes! When you’re not using the pot for frying, it can be used as a very large stockpot for soups, chilis, sauces, or for boiling vegetables or seafood.

King Kooker Portable Propane Outdoor Cooker

This King Kooker complete set includes everything you need for turkey frying and more! The 12″ portable propane outdoor cooker has a high pressure 33,000 BTU cast burner and the package includes a 29-quart aluminum turkey pot with lid, and punched aluminum basket for boiling. It also includes turkey rack and lifting hook, and an 11-quart aluminum fry pan with basket and heat resistant handle. You’ll know exactly when it’s ready to drop the bird by using the deep fry thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil and adjust the flame with the adjustable regulator with battery operated timer.

Masterbuilt 10-Liter XL Electric Fryer

For those who are not much of the outdoorsy type, we have a fryer for you! Consider the Masterbuilt 10-Liter XL Electric Fryer, which enables you and your family to enjoy a delicious fried turkey and prepare it right on your kitchen countertop. The unit requires 2.5 gallons of oil for frying, which is just about the same as most outdoor turkey fryers. The included stainless-steel basket is rather sturdy and can clip onto the side of the fryer to drain oil and let the fried food cool off. There is also a lifting handle so you can safely lower and extract the basket without burning yourself.

GasOne Propane Fryer

If your budget is limited, fear not! There are still many affordable models that can get the job done just as well (minus some of the bells and whistles). With a single propane burner that cooks, boils and grills rather quickly, the GasOne propane fryer can make a great addition for those looking to power their small-scale Thanksgiving family cook-out. It also features a 0-5 psi adjustable regulator and a heat-resistant, steel-braided hose that ensures safe gas pressure and flow.

CreoleFeast Propane 60 Qt. Turkey Fryer

The CreoleFeast fryer boasts a high output of 100,000 BTUs, guaranteeing great power for frying a heavy turkey. The adjustable air control panel with resistant mesh can control oxygen and gas consumption. As a bonus, the unique marinade injector incorporates different flavor via a hassle-free method during turkey preparation. And you don’t need to worry about this unit holding its ground— its solid foundation features a square, all-welded and durable steel stand with four triangle legs for firmly securing footing and preventing tipping.

Regardless of which turkey fryer you choose, you can’t go wrong deep frying your bird for the holiday. Your friends and family will be impressed.