Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer

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Quick Overview

FEATURES

QUALITY

PRICE

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Very durable
  • Can be used for a variety of foods
  • Fits a turkey up to 16 pounds
  • Oil-less for a much healthier result
  • Provides a result just like real frying

Cons

  • Not for indoor use

Have you ever wanted to deep fry a turkey, but are concerned about the health issues associated with submerging something in a gallon of oil?

On one hand, there’s just nothing better than frying a bird, but on the other hand, you might not want to risk clogging your arteries. This is why oil-less fryers such as the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer were invented. Today we are here to review what is generally considered to be the best oil-less turkey fryer on the market.

Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer

The Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer is a revolutionary way of “frying” a turkey to get that amazing juiciness and taste without all of that oil that’s going to cause you to pack on the pounds.

Remember that this is strictly for outdoor use, as it uses propane. If you have a smaller or medium size bird, and you want the tastiness and crispiness of deep frying, without that unhealthy oil, the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer is what you need.

Who is this product for?

The Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer is designed for people who want a fried turkey, complete with that ultra-crispy skin, the juices locked in, and a really rich flavor, all without the need for gallons of oil.

In other words, this unit mocks a deep fryer in terms of the final result, but because it doesn’t use oil, it’s a much healthier and calorie-friendly way to get it done. Keep in mind that you need a propane tank to use this fryer, so it is strictly an outdoor cooking appliance.

What’s included?

When you purchase the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer, you get a large, deep frying unit that comes in at just over 2 feet high, with a diameter of 21.2 inches, and a weight of 30 pounds.

It is an oil-free turkey fryer that uses char-broiling infrared heat to cook your turkey. It comes complete with the necessary hookups for a propane tank (propane tank not included). It also comes with a drippings tray for easy cleaning, as well as a turkey basket for ease of use.

Overview of features

The Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer comes with a few features worth mentioning. Perhaps the most important is, of course, that it does not use oil. Instead, here you use propane, which then heats up an infrared char-broiling chamber.

This chamber is contained in the walls of the turkey fryer. Therefore, instead of using oil to deep fry a turkey, it uses infrared head to more or less bake or roast a turkey, but with the same crispy and juicy results you’d get from a deep fryer; it’s pretty revolutionary.

You will need to purchase a propane tank and hook it up, which is easy to do thanks to the user-friendly propane valve which comes included. This propane valve meets all safety standards, so that should not be an issue.

What’s also convenient is the included turkey basket, which is a stainless steel basket the turkey goes in, so you can easily lower it into and take it out of the fryer. The included drippings tray makes cleaning the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer much easier to clean as well.

In terms of size, remember that this unit is designed for turkeys no larger than 16 pounds, which is a pretty decent size, although not huge. Of course, the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer can be used to fry a number of foods with great results. It’s durable, user-friendly, and it provides some truly amazing results.

Tutorial

The Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer could really not be any easier to use. Simply attach your propane tank, open the valve, ignite the fryer, set your heat level, and wait for your food to cook. The only important thing to note here is that because it uses propane, this item needs to be used outdoors; using it indoors is not safe.

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Very durable
  • Can be used for a variety of foods
  • Fits a turkey up to 16 pounds
  • Oil-less for a much healthier result
  • Provides a result just like real frying

Cons

  • Not for indoor use

Alternatives

If you would rather get the full deep frying effect, and you want to fry a larger bird, something like the Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer might be a better choice for you.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, we think that the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer is a handy item to go with. Sure, it might have a couple of small drawbacks, but if you like the crispiness and flavor of deep frying, but don’t want to use a ton of oil, it’s a fantastic way to get your turkey tasting great.