Now that it’s November, we’ve all got one thing on our brain: Thanksgiving Turkey. There’s nothing quite like a fried turkey—crispy and golden-brown skin while the meat inside is tender and juicy. Deep frying a turkey typically takes significantly less time compared to roasting in an oven, which can help you save time when preparing large meals, especially during holidays or special occasions. Check out our top turkey fryer picks!
You can fry up to a 20-pound turkey outdoors with this King Kooker Portable Propane Cooker. The 12″ portable outdoor cooker has a high pressure 33,000 BTU cast burner and the package includes a large 29-quart aluminum turkey pot with lid, as well as a punched aluminum basket for boiling. You’ll also get the turkey rack and lifting hook, and an 11-quart aluminum fry pan with basket and heat resistant handle.
If you already have a propane burner, then all you really need to deep fry your turkey is a large enough pot. For use only a couple of times throughout the year, you can get away with this 30qt pot which promises to fry a whole turkey in as little as 45 minutes. Equipped with a 12-inch thermometer measuring between 50 and 750 degrees, so you’ll know just when to take out the bird from the fryer. Remember, the internal temperature should reach 165 degrees in three places—the thickest part of the breast, the innermost portion of the wing and the innermost portion of the thigh.
This fryer is a sturdy structure—it’s a fully welded heavy duty steel burner stand, with a high-temp powder coating finish that also includes a few great features! The smart-drain system on the 30QT fryer easily drains oil from the turkey fry and can drain water for boil cooking. An electric ignition lights the burner, so long as you have AA batteries inserted. And you’ll be impressed by the cast iron burner with 50,000 BTU heat output, which will boil oil and water very quickly.
Cooking for a larger group of people this holiday season? No problem for the Barton Turkey Fryer and its spacious 52qt. pot. And the handy marinade injector allows you to impart your signature flavors; simply mix up your marinade, draw it into the injector, and distribute evenly throughout the turkey. The set includes a poultry rack that holds your bird in place to ensure even oil distribution for a perfectly fried finish every time. The top of the rack has a convenient loop which accepts the lift hook when you’re ready to remove your bird from the hot oil.
We know what you’re thinking…“How can there be fried turkey without any oil?” But the Charbroil works wonders, getting as close to true deep frying as possible, just with less mess and even more safety. Using TRU‑Infrared cooking technology for well-distributed heat and no flare-ups, you’re essentially using propane to heat the exterior of the cooking pot and transfer heat through the air to all surfaces of the food. Another advantage to the oil-less route: no need to have to worry about spatters or anything boiling over.