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Great XL Fryer
December 31, 2019
I used to fry our Thanksgiving turkey the old-fashioned way - out in the back yard over a propane flame with a large pot of oil. In spite of my best efforts, the oil almost always boiled over when I put the turkey in. And it was always a huge mess to clean and maintain and store the giant pot.
This year I decided to splurge and get this electric fryer. I went for the largest model since we tend to have a lot of people for the holiday and we want a large turkey. In the morning we fried up some Beignet donuts. The in the afternoon I fried up a 20 lb turkey. Everything went perfectly. I could heat the oil to the exact desired temperature. I didn't have to go through a lot of machinations to figure out how much oil was required. And the next morning (after the oil cooled) we were able to drain it back into the original oil carton and clean the unit pretty easily (cleaning a bunch of oil is never "easy" but it was much, much easier than in the past).
We were even brave enough to cook the turkey in the garage. And now that I've done it once, I would have no problem using it in the house.
The unit is pretty large for our small kitchen though. We store it in the garage. So be sure you have room to store this beast when you're not using it.
If you want to fry a turkey (or anything else), this is a great purchase.