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Butterball Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer

Delicious fried turkey without the frying Fryer uses radiant heat to fry turkey without a drop of oil Use injectable marinades or seasoned rubs Adjustable thermostat temperature control Comes with cooking basket Wood chip tray for smoking foods Removable drip pan for easy cleanup Cooks turkeys up to 18 lbs.Enjoy the delicious taste of fried turkey without the oil with the Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer. This easy-to-use turkey fryer uses high temperature radiant heating to cook turkeys (up to 18 lbs.) that are crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside without a drop of oil. Radiant heat allows you to fry turkeys the same way you would in a traditional fryer to deliver the same great taste, just much healthier. Injectable marinades work just as well in this fryer and you can use seasoned rubs on your turkey, unlike traditional fryers. Adjustable thermostat temperature control prevents overheating. Cooking basket can be used to cook turkey and all your favorite foods. Wood chip tray allows you to smoke food in this cooker as well. Removable drip pan for easy cleaning. So enjoy the crispy and delicious taste of fried turkey without the mess, hassle, and fat of traditional frying with the Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer. Intended for outdoor use. Dimensions: 17.9'' x 17.9'' x 17.3'' Manufacturer model #: 20100809.
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Questions & Answers for Butterball Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer

Question

Can unit be used indoors?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
Tazdog
 - Pa.
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I can't see why you couldn't, but the instructions that come with it advise to to use it outside. I used ours on the patio and will continue to do so unless it's raining.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
answer 2
no, it has to be used outdoors
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Scorem
 - Katy, TX
answer 3
Manual says use outdoors. I use wood in the tray yo give the turkey a smoked taste. Don" think you would want the smoke indoors.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Campingnuts
 - Weatherford, TX
answer 4
No, This is an outdoor cooking product.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
IBCRABBY
 - Hanover, Va.
answer 5
Do not use this fryer indoors. Treat as you would a deep fryer, run it outdoors, some place where you have access to electricity, hopefully with a GFI plug.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Torpedo8
 - Indy
answer 6
yes, but there is a drip pan on the bottom and you would not want it to overflow
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
bones333
answer 7
yes, when not being used, it is just another electrical appliance.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
jayro
 - Forida
answer 8
Never tried, but does not seem to smoke much. Would recommend using in a garage as it is too big too put under a range hood.

Thanks, slogramp.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
slogramp
 - Lake Ozark, MO
answer 9
THIS PRODUCT IS FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY
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answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
WbpsW
answer 10
No, this unit can not be used inside. Butterball does however make an indoor turkey fryer that is also available on the Bass Pro website
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
JRockC
Question

Why isn't the skin crispy?

I cooked a seven pound oven stuffer roaster chicken in the oil free turkey fryer. It only took about 75 minutes. The meat was very moist, but the skin was soggy. I had dried the bird, rubbed it lightly with olive oil, and seasoned the skin. Any suggestions?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
mamalyn
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Our skin was good. My guess is the olive oil rub made your skin soggy.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
answer 2
Olive oil preserves moisture. Olive oil is the reason the skin was soggy. Use any other kind of oil.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
NicG
 - California
answer 3
I think it may have been that you used olive oil. I used peanut oil and it was perfect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Texashoghunter
 - Waco, TX
answer 4
I think the olive oil messed you up. Olive oil softens instead of hardens.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Timberguy
 - Eastern, North Carolina
answer 5
I didnt put any oil onthe skin, just my rub, and mine was crispy.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
IBCRABBY
 - Hanover, Va.
answer 6
MABEY YOU DID NOT COOK IT OWN THE HIGHEST SETTING.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
COBIE
 - KENTUCKY EASTERN
answer 7
i used a bit of bacon grease after it sat out for a couple hours, kind of a buttery state. brushed it on (lightly) as cooked as normal in fryer. i also turned heat up a bit too. hope it helps
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
biggie420
 - south dakota
answer 8
Perhaps you needed to cook it at a "hotter" temp. Our turkey and chickens have come out with crispy, yummy skin;maybe it should have been left in for an extra fifteen minutes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
cookingfool2
 - Corona, Calif
answer 9
U should cook it 3 1/2 minutes per pound @ 325 degrees. U probably cooked at a low temp and for a long time.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Dadsmetal
 - Merced, CA
Question

Can you use water in it to boil thinkgs?

Like crawfish, crabs, or lobsters?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
mjordan9258
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's not a boiler it's a fryer.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
 - Corona, California
answer 2
No. It's basically a big basket over a heating element. You can't fill it with water.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
NicG
 - California
answer 3
No, it does not hold any liquid stuff.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Timberguy
 - Eastern, North Carolina
answer 4
Theres a drain hole in the bottom, so I dont see how you could boil anything.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
IBCRABBY
 - Hanover, Va.
answer 5
no water wont work. the holes in it dont help water retension!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
biggie420
 - south dakota
answer 6
No, it is electric. The basket also has holes in it for drainage.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
jayro
 - Forida
answer 7
No, this is an open basket that drains out the bottom in a small pan.

thanks, slogramp
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
slogramp
 - Lake Ozark, MO
answer 8
Because the Oil-Free Turkey Fryer has holes at the bottom, it wouldn't be wise to put water in it. Have you looked at the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer 38-614-984-98? You would be able to fry, steam, or boil.
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answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
WbpsW
Question

Has anyone tried the electric Oil Free Turkey Fryer?

I am curious, I have used the the Propane version! How does the taste and cooking time compare?
If I remember right the cooking time with a large turkey with propane was about 3 minutes per pound!
LeRoy
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
LvbleLeRoy
 - Kimberling City MO
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes and our experience was delicious. We just followed the directions and had a great turkey. It's ten minutes a pound and it's electric so there's no flame and danger of fire.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
 - Corona, California
answer 2
The turkey was golden brown and very moist. It took about 2.5 hours for a 15 lb. turkey. I have a propane version too and would trade it in a heart beat!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Kenda
answer 3
It took a little longer than the prescribed 10 minutes per pound. I bought the electric version so I didn't have to worry about having enough propane.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Bryce1
answer 4
Better taste and much healthier due to no oil content. Cooking time ranges from 8 - 10 minutes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Timberguy
 - Eastern, North Carolina
answer 5
2 min. per pound and it is just as good as deep frying. Just use the marinade like always
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
FingerLickingGood
answer 6
My timing with a propane was about the same about 3-4 minutes per pound. My timing with the electris dry cooker was 1o minutes per pound 0n the 2 about 14# ones I cooked.

Thanks, slogramp
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
slogramp
 - Lake Ozark, MO
answer 7
I bought this Thanksgiving morning and used it that afternoon. It was great and well worth the money. I have been frying turkeys before it was popular and this made a juicier and tastier bird than my old peanut oil fryer. It cooks in about the same time as a conventional fryer. My old fryer would usually do the job in 7 minutes per pound and this one does it in 10 minutes per pound. I would highly recommend it.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Gamecock1868
 - Huntersville, NC
Question

how large of a turkey can you cook with this

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
puddles
 - friendswood tx
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If I remember properly, it said up to 18 lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
IBCRABBY
 - Hanover, Va.
answer 2
i have an 18 lb turkey in it
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
biggie420
 - south dakota
answer 3
It says 18 pounds but I did a 14 pounder in it and it was pretty full.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
jayro
 - Forida
answer 4
The instruction say 18#, I had no trouble withe 13-14 # Just adjust the cooking time. I cannot wait to try more things like a pork butt or maybe een a brisket..

Enjy, all.

Thanks, slogramp.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
slogramp
 - Lake Ozark, MO
answer 5
Instructions and Description both read 18lbs
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
JRockC
answer 6
Cooks turkeys up to 18 lbs
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
WbpsW
Question

HAs anyone tried the electric Oil Free Turkey Fryer?

How does it come out? How long does it really take to cook a turkey? How is the taste?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Jayneanne
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The electric one turned out a great turkey but it did take a little longer to cook than the prescribed 10 minutes per pound. Nice and juicy though no crispy skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Bryce1
answer 2
Yes, It was wonderful! Very tasty, Crispy skin, and very easy to use. My family thought it was the best turkey they had ever had. Only 10 minutes per pound.
Set it and forget it until time is up.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
IBCRABBY
 - Hanover, Va.
answer 3
my family and i have used it a lot. you can cook all kinds of stuff in this thing. we love the taste and texture that it makes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
biggie420
 - south dakota
answer 4
It comes out great, very moist on the inside but darkened and crispy on the outside. It took about 2 hours for a 14 pound turkey on high, but I think I would do it on medium high next time. It did not hurt the taste at all, it was just done before everything else was.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
jayro
 - Forida
answer 5
See last for timing but everyone here said it had less oil and was just as moist inside.

Thanks, slogramp.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
slogramp
 - Lake Ozark, MO
answer 6
I used mine today with it being about15 degrees outside. The turkey came out great. The skin was nice and crisp and the inside was very juicy. I had a 14lb turkey and it took 2hr and 20min. Just like they said, 10min per lb. Can't wait to use it again.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
james151
 - Toledo, Ohio
Question

Has anyone cooked anything other than a turkey in it?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
cranechaser
 - New Mexico
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not yet but I'm intrigued by the versatility of it. You can smoke meats and it comes with recipe suggestions for other poultry and pork.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
 - Corona, California
answer 2
I actually haven't cooked a turkey yet. Couple more days. I have cooked and smoked a chuck roast and now a pile of chicken breasts.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
NicG
 - California
answer 3
We cooked a small chicken and it worked great. It comes with receipes to cook other things ie fish, roast, and turkey breast. You can also cook your veggies in it
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
CanadianTurkey
 - Canada
answer 4
i have cooked roast and ribs . a lot of chicken. i love the smoker box on low heat cook all day . wow
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
biggie420
 - south dakota
answer 5
no
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
bones333
answer 6
cooked a pork roast it turned out great
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Fastbob1
 - Milton ,Fl
Question

Gravy?

Want to make a traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Can you make gravy from the drippings on this unit?
asked 2 years ago
by
snog89
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The drippings from the bird are caught by a pan at the bottom just outside the cooker and then my wife does her magic in the kitchen and you get great gravy.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
 - Corona, California
answer 2
I haven't tried it, but the drip pan catches everything you need to make a flavorful gravy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
KSBB
 - Lake Arthur, LA
answer 3
The product brochure says that you can. I've only used mine once (chicken), and the drippings looked like it would be very good for gravy.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Scorem
 - Katy, TX
answer 4
We do not see any problem with using the drippings for gravy. It would really be trial and error as we/masterbuilt does not have a gravy recipes.

Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
Question

cooking time confusion

so many of these answers vary on time to cook ...in my propane oil fryer i cook 3-1/2 min. per lb. at 350 is this realistic for oiless or is a longer time needed
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
satch347
 - florida
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
There's no confusion with this cooker. It's not as fast as my oil fryer but you don't risk a fire with it. It's ten minutes per pound for turkey after the light goes off and our ten pound tom took exactly 120 minutes for the best friend turkey we've ever had.
answered 11 months ago
by
Hank72
answer 2
The oil-less fryer isn't anywhere near that. The cooking times seem to be comparable to cooking in an oven. It's really just an electric oven. You may also have trouble getting any oil-less fryer up to a high temp if you are in cold weather. One big benefit to this is that it smokes too.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
NicG
 - California
answer 3
CALCULATE COOKING TIME for TURKEY:
The formula for calculating turkey cooking time is 10 minutes per pound (0.45kg) or until a food thermometer reads a temperature of 165°F-170°F (74°C-77°C) 2 inches (5.08cm) into the deepest part of the turkey breast.

12 lbs - weight listed on tag
X 10 min
120 min Total Cooking Time

Owner's Manual: http://masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/20100809%20Manual.pdf

Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

Can u cook hot wings in this?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
KimberlyM
on Butterball® Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't see any way you would be able to. It would be basically like putting them in a pile in a conventional oven.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
NicG
 - California
answer 2
Probably not, It's really designed for cooking large peices of meat
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
krickwater
 - Coffeyville, Ks
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