Who would have thought that frying without using a single drop of oil is possible at such a significant scale? Masterbuilt’s brainchildren certainly did as that is exactly the principle behind their revolutionary Masterbuilt 20100809 Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer and Roaster.
Utilizing heat through radiation converted using 1650 watts of electricity, this machine cooks and fries up to 18 pounds of meat completely from the outside-in. Saving you gallons of oil usage as well as opening up your oven and other friers for simultaneous use, you get more than you bargained for with this machine.
This powerful machine’s convenient key features that have earned the endorsement of turkey fryer reviews are as follows:
- Oil-Free electric fryer and roaster for a healthy meal
- Radiant heating via double-wall construction for thorough cooking
- 1650-watt power heating element
- Built-in wood chip box for smoked flavoring and removable drip pan
- Stainless steel frying basket with accessory turkey stand
Oil-Free Electric Fryer
What you probably did not expect when reading turkey fryer reviews as you browse for the best machine that can do the job is that there exists one that fries without the use of any commercial oil. Although in essence, the principle uses the mechanism of roasting much more accurately, this machine does indeed give you crisp fried or roasted turkey or chicken on the outside with smooth-textured, moist, and juicy meat on the inside. This is the perfect unit for the practical and the conservative.
Radiant Heat via Double-Wall Construction
The beauty of science at work allows this machine to convert electrical energy into radiant heat through technologically crafted double-wall construction of the machine’s body. With heat coming off in this way to fry the delicious Thanksgiving meal-to-be, you need not add even a single drop of oil. The bird’s natural oils within its tender meat is already enough to cook on the inside as well as the outside. The radiation cooking takes 10 minutes per pound to completely fry or roast.
1650-Watt Power Heating Element
The principle behind this heating element is electrical convertion into radiant heat. This is what gives this unique machine the power to fry even large birds of up to 18 pounds with consistent temperatures in around 3 hours without the aid of oil – or even an open flame for that matter. This reduces costs signifcantly as well as makes available the oven or oil fryer for simultaneous frying on such occasions that call for a large buffet.
Built-In Wood Chip Box and Removable Drip Pan
The built-in wood chip box inside the machine is an innovative installation that uses the smoking method to add flavor and savory goodness to every piece of meat that goes inside for roasting. While it already does a splendid job of bringing out the best flavors of the bird without the help of any marinade, the smoking method enhances that flavor greatly for the entire family to want to roast another. Additionally, the removable drip pan under the fry basket holds all the dripped natural oils from the frying bird. This makes for a great-tasting oil-based natural gravy to go with the great roast.
Stainless Steel Frying Basket with Accessory Turkey Stand
The stainless steel exterior of the machine as well as its frying basket is designed to last you good long roasting and frying years. It also prevents any altering tastes that hard plastics and aluminum sometimes give off over time. The accessory turkey stand allows the frying turkey to be positioned properly for the most delicious and thorough radiation heating. This also facilitates the drip of the oils into the drip pan.
- Cooks without the cost and mess of oil and open flame propane tanks
- Resulting roasted meat is tender, juicy, and moist inside
- Wood chip box adds to smoking flavor
- Easy to clean without the chore of wiping off oil
- Collecting drip pan allows recycling of natural meat oils for production of gravy
- Pre-heating may take a long time
- Total roasting time may reach up to 3 hours
- Electric costs have to be accounted for
This machine is absolutely great with the way it maximizes its performance using a unique principle. Two of the most important aspects to consider in frying large birds such as turkeys are safety and quality. The Masterbuilt 20100809 Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer and Roaster definitely deserves a 10/10 in both departments. The resulting fried turkey is more like a roasted one though but the surface is nice and decently crisped while the inside is marvelously tender, juicy, and moist – bringing out the best of flavor and texture for the most delicious meal.
Turkey fryer reviews on this product also mention about this machine’s aid in health consciousness. Lifestyle diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension are exacerbated by intake of high-fat foods. Well this machine lets those health-conscious consumers enjoy the best of fried/roasted meals without the fear of too much fat intake as no additional oil is used in the process. Speaking of oils, this also greatly reduces the risk of house fires as the flammable element is removed from the process.
However, for some people, and understandably so, the waiting time for the entire frying process may be too long. The preheating time itself could take a significant amount of time, and depending on the weight of the bird to be fried or roasted, the total time changes. The maximum of 3 hours for frying alone may be too long for the already starving guests. But for those with devoted time for special, large-guest occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners, then this machine allows for enough time to serve quality food, not to mention that it also allows one to simultaneously cook other meals with the oven and/or the fryer.
Overall, the cost issues for the energy consumption of this machine – which could eat up the wattage for as long 3-4 hours at a time – is not exactly a great concern because it certainly wouldn’t be everyday that you’d want to cook turkeys and chickens, let alone eat them. The enticing thing about this Masterbuilt prodigy is the practicality and the convenience of having to easily fry without safety hazards as well as the ease of cleaning up after every use. A well-deserved 4 star item indeed.