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Posted: 11/20/2012 6:28:27 AM EST
How does it compare to the regular fried turkey? I am thinking about getting one of these if it is anywhere close to as good as using oil.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:29:14 AM EST
Was a thread on this earlier this week maybe.....I use oil....
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:29:26 AM EST
Saw those. I thought frying required oil? Just looks like it's gonna make things crispy.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:29:57 AM EST
My dad swears by his.

I'm still buying peanut oil by the tanker truck and he's grinning at me.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:30:16 AM EST
I have one and I love it. I'll never go back to oil again. As far as taste goes I cannot tell a difference.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:37:08 AM EST
I bought one based on the earlier thread - tested it last weekend with a 3lb eye of round beef roast, outside was crispy and full of flavor, inside was a perfect medium-rare and juicy, just how I wanted it.

Looking forward to trying the turkey with it tomorrow.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:37:56 AM EST
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:38:44 AM EST
Better then oil if prepped properly. I'll never go back...





Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:48:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:49:08 AM EST by Bubbatheredneck]

Not a fryer, it is a modified propane oven of sorts.

Just a gimmick.


Smoke em if you got em.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:50:41 AM EST
Oil less fryer?
I thought those were called ovens.....
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:53:13 AM EST


I'm not trying to be flippant, but how is this different than the natural gas oven I already have?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:53:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:54:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:55:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?

Yes.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:55:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:


I'm not trying to be flippant, but how is this different than the natural gas oven I already have?

Heat comes from 360 degrees around and under the turkey, cooking it faster and very evenly, leaving a crispy "fried" exterior and a moist juicy interior.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:56:56 AM EST
I'm no rocket surgeon. I don't pretend to understand the hocus pocus behind it, but the shit tastes like it's fried.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:58:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?

Not really.

In the oven you have a heating element that heats the air and also directly cooks one part of the meat, in this thing you have a big metal can that gets very hot and radiant/infrared heat cooks the meat.

Here's an example of the time difference:

10lb unstuffed turkey - in an over 3 to 3.5 hrs, in this thing 1hr 40mins, cooks much faster leaving a crispy exterior and a moist interior.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:59:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?

Not if you're a marketing MBA.




Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:59:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

{SNIP}

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?


Sub,

Yes it is, but with this set up we can free up the oven for cooking other stuff and it gives me something to do outside......!

I have done a turkey and a roast in mine and they both turned out great......

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:00:05 AM EST
To add - I am still skeptical how it will do with the turkey, the beef was really good compared to doing it in the oven, I will find out tomorrow how it handles the turkey.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:01:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?

Not really.

In the oven you have a heating element that heats the air and also directly cooks one part of the meat, in this thing you have a big metal can that gets very hot and radiant/infrared heat cooks the meat.

Here's an example of the time difference:

10lb unstuffed turkey - in an over 3 to 3.5 hrs, in this thing 1hr 40mins, cooks much faster leaving a crispy exterior and a moist interior.
Couldn't you just put the meat in a large terra-cotta pot in the oven, and accomplish the same thing? They retain a shit ton of heat, and you're never directly cooking one part of the meat.

Sorry for all the questions. I've just never seen one of these before, and I'm a little bewildered.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:03:04 AM EST


Bought one last year around this time. Have done turkeys. drunk chickens, pork loins. All turned out great
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:06:30 AM EST
Interesting. If I didn't have a full-size roaster I can use on the back porch, I'd consider getting one just so I could make turkey over the summer without the oven heating up the house and fighting with the A/C.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:07:27 AM EST
They work okay, but it isn't the same, it just really isn't as juicy. A Boston butt does well in them though.

Honestly, I'd rather do one in the oven before the oil-less fryer.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:07:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Subnet:
What is the turkey being fried in, if not oil?

Nothing, it doesn't really fry - it has a circular propane burner that heats the air inside a double walled cooking chamber, radiant heat does the rest.

I'm not trying to be a smart ass (I'm dead serious), but isn't that...an oven?

Not really.

In the oven you have a heating element that heats the air and also directly cooks one part of the meat, in this thing you have a big metal can that gets very hot and radiant/infrared heat cooks the meat.

Here's an example of the time difference:

10lb unstuffed turkey - in an over 3 to 3.5 hrs, in this thing 1hr 40mins, cooks much faster leaving a crispy exterior and a moist interior.
Couldn't you just put the meat in a large terra-cotta pot in the oven, and accomplish the same thing? They retain a shit ton of heat, and you're never directly cooking one part of the meat.

Sorry for all the questions. I've just never seen one of these before, and I'm a little bewildered.


As long as you had a large enough oven, a large enough pot, and the pot was heated evenly and didn't crack

I don't know exactly how it works the way they say, all I know is it made a great beef roast in half the time, and will save my two hours cooking tomorrow.

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