Bayou Classic’s line of stainless steel outdoor turkey fryers have made great ratings in various turkey fryer reviews across the internet and verbal endorsements from satisfied customers.
It’s not a surprise when they deliver to the table classic back-to-basics kitchenware and outdoor sets such as the Bayou Classic 9195 32-Quart Stainless Steel Outdoor Turkey Fryer Kit that comes with a stainless steel 32-quart stockpot and propane-burner for deliciously traditional turkey frying galore.
The following are the features of this high-performance frying machine that take credit for the unit’s fairly high reviews:
- 32-Quart stainless steel stockpot with 10-PSI regulated propane burner
- Perforated poultry rack with grab hook and steam-vented lid
- 36-inch hose with regulator and additional 1-ounce trial seasoning injector
- 12-inch thermometer and 3-piece detachable skewer set
- Lightweight stainless steel components for durability and portability
32-Quart Stainless Steel Stockpot with 10-PSI Regulated Propane Burner
This unit holds its magical cooking prowess in its stainless steel 32-quart stockpot that can house a large turkey comfortably while fully submerging it in up to 4 gallons of oil heated to perfect temperatures with the propane gas burner. This dual component package is the system that runs this set and makes possible the frying of whole turkeys, chickens, seafood, and vegetables in no longer than 45 minutes. The power of the burner plus the conductive ability of the stainless steel pot both work harmoniously together for the best possible results.
Perforated Poultry Rack with Grab Hook and Steam-Vented Lid
The Bayou Classic 9195 is called a turkey fryer but it by no means is limited to frying only that. With the poultry rack that comes with a stable grab hook for easy manual removal from the stockpot, you can fry chicken wings, shrimp, fish, pork, corn, and any other kind of food worth conducting frying experiments on. The sky is the limit with the possibilities for this unit as even homebrewing does not escape its line of work.
36-Inch Hose with Regulator and Additional 1-Ounce Trial Seasoning Injector
The gas burner comes with a 36-inch steel-lined hose that connects to your choice propane tank. This hose also comes with a 10-PSI regulator as mentioned previously that maintains a consistent flow of propane from the tank up to the burner’s numerous vents. The set also comes with an additional accessory – a 1-ounce trial seasoning injector you can use to stuff your turkey with your homemade marinade or other prepared flavorings.
12-Inch Thermometer and 3-Piece Detachable Skewer Set
The stockpot comes with a 12-inch gauge thermometer that you can use to monitor the oil temperature levels during frying. This guides you in controlling the intensity of the burner’s heat so you can adjust accordingly, especially when loading the turkey into the heated oil, necessitating you to re-increase the heat levels to maintiain the best temperature. The poultry rack can also hold a detachable skewer set in the middle that you can use to position up to three whole chickens for a quick 20-minute frying.
Lightweight Stainless Steel Components
More than just quality and excellence in cooking, turkey fryer reviews all speak of thie Bayou Classic 9195 Stainless Steel Outdoor Turkey Fryer’s coverage of the practicality, portability, and convenience aspects of any high-quality cooking ware. Having a combined weight of only 33.5 pounds, the individual parts can be separately stored and individually transported. The stainless steel construction is also durable enough to last you a good couple of years and more.
- Large capacity stockpot can accommodate up to 18 pounds of bird
- Frying is fast and easy and product is consistently delicious
- Easy to clean, store, and transport
- Stainless steel offers more durability and fewer health risks
- Makes for a great homebrewer for beer
- Is relatively more expensive because of stainless steel aspect
- Lack of wind shield for the burner which puts out from even light breezes
- Uses up a lot of oil that is not easy entirely easy to drain
For the small added price, it is well worth it to choose this powerful set over any cheaper aluminum stockpots or fry baskets. The extra expense here ensures that you’ll have a long-lasting turkey fryer, fewer risks for any health hazards related to the use of aluminum in cooking and its prolonged contact with food, and finally much more flavorful meals with the elimination of that taste-altering nature of aluminum over repeated usage. With this Bayou Classic product, turkey fryer reviews all have a unanimous agreement on the high-quality fried foods you can get.
The large capacity stockpot is perfect for frying a relatively bigger turkey for a bigger family or group of guests to all adequately partake in. The quick-heating power burner is also a very useful component in delivering delicious cuisines minus the unbearable weight. But as with the other products of Bayou Classic, this set is not limited to frying as brewing beer and boiling other liquids is another purpose that this set achieves just as well.
It is important to note though that some of the assets of this set can also become a bit of trouble. For instance, where the large stockpot is helpful in its intended purpose, draining the gallons of used oil from it can be a difficult task if you’re relatively light in build and alone in the ordeal. It can also become a problem of storage as the large stockpot may not always fit in every kitchen cabinet. Another is the powerful gas burner pushing out gas so fast (which makes the heat more intense) that the flames mostly stay at the tip so that if exposed to drafts, the flames easily die out.
But minor concerns not surprisingly have rather easy solutions. The issue of cleaning and storage can be solved by simply asking for help when draining the oil, or if that’s not possible, scooping out the oil bit by bit using a cup or glass when cooled enough until you can topple over the pot more easily to drain out the remaining oil. Also, frying with an added windshield either by purchase or by makeshift works obviously well. You can also find a suitable spot where drafts are minimal and you’re good to go. Overall, as the turkey fryer reviews state, this unit performs exactly the way it should.