For the large appetite or large numbered family gatherings and special occasions, a larger piece of meat is required for everyone to dig in and enjoy. The Masterbuilt and Butterball’s Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer comes with the 20011210 XL model to accommodate just that.
Perfect for the occasion with an inner pot designed to hold large birds of up to 20 pounds, this machine expands upon the reputation of the series in turkey fryer reviews over the market.
- Electric indoor turkey fryer with stainless steel exterior and porcelain-coated inner pot
- A total of 1650 watts of electrical power to fry food worth 1 pound every four minutes
- Large capacity accommodates up to 20 pounds while using 33% less oil
- Built-in drain clip on fry basket and hideaway storage compartment for power cord
- Added safety features of fry indicator and automatic shut-off function as well as a viewing window
Electric Indoor Turkey Fryer
As with the rest of the Professional Series, this high-end electric indoor turkey fryer performs frying feats that come at par with propane frying outdoor, of course minus the mess, the preparation, and the hazards that come with cooking using propane tanks and large oil vats. This feat means you get the same juicy, moist, and golden-fried chicken, turkey, fish, or even other meats the same way you would by using a propane tank to fry them with.
1650 Watts of Electrical Power
This machine’s 1650-watt power is utilized to quickly heat up both the 2.75 gallon maximum amount of oil and the 20-lb maximum weight of the bird you’re frying. The former takes about 45 minutes to heat to the ideal temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit while the latter fries at a super fast 4 minutes per pound. From start to finish of the frying process, expect only the most “juicy-licious” 20-lb fried turkey delivered to your kitchen table in as little time as an hour.
Large Capacity Inner Pot
A significant improvement on the 14-lb maximum weight capacity of the other two models of the Professional Series triad masterpieces, this machine packs an additional 6-lb capacity with its larger dimensions. The 20011210 XL stays true to the XL appendage. A 20-lb bird is indeed an extra large meal fit for an extra large or an extra hungry family or group of friends. But that large an inner pot is not limited to frying only large fowls. Its cavernous space is also ideal for large amounts of potato fries, chicken parts, large fish, and other delicious full meals.
Built-In Drain Clip on Fry Basket
Adding in a dash of practicality and convenience to the already practical and convenient features mentioned above, the 20011210 XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer also comes with a built-in drain clip in its fry basket. This drain clip is designed to hang the basket inside the pot after frying is complete to drain off excess oils clinging to your dinner – you wouldn’t an oil-soggy bird on your plate now would you? This also makes removal of the basket from the pot and transfer of the bird from the basket to the counter or table much more easy and much less prone to messy spills.
Added Safety Features
To further cover the aspect of safety that it essentially already embodies, the Masterbuilt 20011210 Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer, XL comes with a green light fry indicator that tells you when the oil is heated enough to start frying, an automatic shut-off function that stops the process when temperatures get a little too high, and a viewing window for you to check up on your turkey every now and then.
- Electric indoor frying removes safety hazards
- Cooks up to 20 pounds in minimum time
- Easy to use, easy to drain, easy to clean
- Makes fried turkey just as good as propane tanks do
- Large enough capacity to fry whole or otherwise
- Lesser amounts of oil cool down faster when adding in the turkey
- Makes a lot of steam/smoke when frying
- Fried meat may not be entirely crispy
Turkey fryer reviews all over the web all state the magnificent convenience that Masterbuilt brings to the table with its Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryers, this model not excluded in any way. It’s such a huge safety issue to keep up to 4 gallons of flammable oil heated in an open flame propane tank from exploding in your face and eating up your entire home every time you fry for special occasions using this method. The Masterbuilt virtually eliminates that risk with its clean, efficient, and convenient electric frying.
Of course this doesn’t mean that risks are completely eliminated – thus my generous use of the term virtually. Responsibility in the kitchen still falls on you the cook to keep constant watch on the deep fryer as it does its work. The machine aids you in keeping track of the time with the digital timer so you’ll be sure to get the perfect results. The automatic shut-off is installed for cases when you have other needs to attend to that end up having you forget about the frying.
As with the other electric turkey fryers of this brand and series, it is important to note that the larger the turkey (in this case it could reach a maximum of 20 pounds) the more the pre-heated oil is cooled. You have to make sure that the turkey is thoroughly cooled down to room temperature before submerging into the oil. This ensures that the temperature difference between it and the oil is not large enough for conduction to lose the oil’s heat. This is when the powerhouse 1650-watt electrical consumption for quality heating comes in handy.
The machine is easy to clean with plenty of space to maneuver around the inner pot for both your hands and the oil. Draining is easy as well as wiping off the accumulated grease. Maintenance requires only thorough wiping and a safe storage for the most part. Frying may also need a suitable environment with enough ventilation to suck out the smoke and steam that come aplenty. Overall though, this machine definitely deserves the praise that people give it in their turkey fryer reviews.