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Picture of SSTR (Stop & Smell the Roses)
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I watched a tv infomercial about the Butterball Turkey Fryer. It's electric & used inside. Anyone else see this commercial or have one of these?
 
Posts: 679 | Location: TX Gulf coast, zone 9 | Registered: Mar 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never fried a turkey, but from what I know about the process, there's no way in heck I'd ever attempt it inside!


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Posts: 6732 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Florida Farm Girl:
I've never fried a turkey, but from what I know about the process, there's no way in heck I'd ever attempt it inside!


I agree!!!!!!!!!! Way to dangerous! Even having the fryer CLOSE to the house can be dangerous!
And I've had fried turkey...I didn't care for it that much....but it could have been the cook. I prefer the old roasted one!


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Posts: 4993 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The fried turkeys I've had were delicious--quite moist. But I'm down here in Cajun country where we "invented" fried turkey. I am in agreement with those of you who think frying a turkey should be done outside WAY far away from the house--by SOBER cooks!!!!!
 
Posts: 3493 | Location: Louisiana | Registered: Jan 15, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Even if the heating element is fully enclosed and no risk of fire from boiling over oil hitting the element, when that turkey hits the oil, the oil bubble and boils and splatters from the moisture on/in the turkey.

Yep...take it outside.

I like fried turkey and gave DH a turkey fryer to hook up to the propane tank. His family is weird. DH volunteered to fry the turkey at his brother's place...went outside to fry the turkey...all by himself. The rest of the men stayed inside. He had strayed into "woman's work."

He does most of the grilling and the turkey frying even though he hasn't fried a turkey in at least 9 years.
 
Posts: 17255 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yep, the risk of the hot oil boiling over plus the spattering doesn't sound good.
 
Posts: 679 | Location: TX Gulf coast, zone 9 | Registered: Mar 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I love eating fried turkey, but have never tried doing it myself. Nor do I intend to.

FYI: customer comments about the Butterball Electric indoor turkey fryer. http://www.qvc.com/Butterball-...ustomerReviewWrapper
 
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We've fried turkey before, we like them... only thing is no drippings for gravy Frown

I knew I wasn't crazy, I remember seeing an oil- less fryer at Home Depot or Lowes, one of those stores.

http://www.charbroil.com/the-b...-model-10101480.html
 
Posts: 999 | Location: Florida | Registered: Aug 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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SSTR, we have one of those Butterball turkey fryers. My dh said that he'd never use one. He has and is convinced it is the most moist turkey he has ever had. We use it inside and it is very easy. We like the size of the basket; it will do a 12 pound turkey. The turkey in the freezer won't fit, so we'll be doing the ol' fashion way of roasting the turkey this Thanksgiving.

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Posts: 5231 | Registered: Jan 23, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My husband does a fried turkey and I worry a bit. He's careful. The men in my house out voted me. I do a baked one for the drippings. Lots of turkey lovers here.

Do not fry a turkey inside your dwelling.

There's a funny story from our region. A few years ago a fire chief or fire marshal fried a turkey on his back deck and caught it on fire.
Of all the people who should know better.....
 
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Yeah, I saw the lead-in to an infomercial about an oil-less turkey fryer. What a misnomer!

For those wanting to fry indoors, it would be worth looking into this.
 
Posts: 17255 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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