My husband has been an insurance adjuster for almost twenty years. Just as I like to tell him about new foods and recipes I’m trying, he likes to tell me horror stories of property claims he’s handling. Every year he brings up the topic of turkey deep fryers and the number of claims his office handles due to fires and damages caused by them. So imagine for a moment when a box arrived on our door step with a picture of a turkey deep fryer on it. “Um.. Alice, what is this turkey deep fryer doing here?” he nervously asks. “Masterbuilt sent me a fryer…I’m deep frying a turkey!” I laugh off rather unconvincingly.
After a long discussion and review about everything he ever told me about the dangers of deep fryers, we open up the box. We both look at it quite puzzled. This was not like the typical turkey deep fryers we had seen before. In fact, it looked like a standard home deep fryer, except slightly bigger? Ahhh.. sigh of relief for both of us. Upon inspection, I began to wonder if a turkey would even fit in it because the basket looked too small to hold a turkey. I opened up the manual and apparently the Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer will deep fry a turkey no larger than 14lbs. In other words, it will deep fry a small-medium sized bird. I did deep fry a large 18 lbs. turkey which I cut up in sections and fried in batches.
Since deep frying the turkey, I’ve used this fryer several times on my kitchen counter to fry chicken wings, egg rolls, pot stickers, doughnuts, tempura, and french fries. I love this deep fryer! It is pretty easy to use. The power cord is magnetically attached as a safety measure. And if for some reason there is a “short” in the power, there is a reset button you’ll need to press with a tooth pick – I’ve had to do this twice. The fryer isn’t gigantic but isn’t tiny either.
Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer is more than a “turkey fryer”. In fact, it is more of an everyday fryer you would use all year round and not just during the Holidays.
For one Savory Sweet Life reader, Masterbuilt is sending you one, too! Just in time for you to make all those yummy deep fried appetizers for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and for all those football games.
How to enter: All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite deep fried foods are. Contest is open to anyone with a US Mailing address. One entry per person, please. Contest will close December 14, 2010 at 9pm PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be listed back on this post.
Congrats to Erin McComb!