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Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer

Healthy, oil-free turkey frying Taste and texture of fried turkey, without the fat, risk and hassle of frying Prepare meat exactly as you would for a fryer 16,000 BTU enclosed infrared burner Pullout grease tray Wipe clean, stainless steel cooking chamber Cool touch handles Safely cooks turkey up to 16 lbs. Leave the oil at the store, the Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer utilizes infrared technology to safely cook turkeys. This cooker allows you to prepare the turkey or your meat of choice exactly the same way as you would for a traditional turkey fryer, giving you the same great taste and a much healthier dish. So go ahead and inject your favorite marinade into the turkey, or try a new seasoned rub, something you can't do with a fryer! The oil-less infrared heat circles the meat in the cooker evenly, sealing in its juices for a crispy outside and moist, juicy inside. So enjoy the same delicious taste of fried turkey, without the added fat, risk, and hassle of frying in oil. Safely cooks a turkey up to 16 lbs., chickens, or other large cuts of meats. Takes approximately 8-10 minutes per pound of turkey to cook. Enclosed infrared burner delivers powerful 16,000 BTUs. Comes with lift-out cooking basket, basket-lifting handle, meat thermometer, and pullout grease tray. Stainless steel cooking chamber cleans easily. Big Easy cooker features rotary ignition and cool touch handles. UL Certified. Designed to run on propane bulk tank (sold separately). Manufacturer model #: 07101366.
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Questions & Answers for Char-Broil Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer

Question

Being an infrared burner, does it use electricity and if it does, does it use a 3 prong plug?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
by
Jimbob70
 - Kansas
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is a propane heat source - no electricity.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
The one i have uses the same propane tank you use for bbq grills and very portable.
you do not ever have to worry about finding electrictiy
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Aroslinger1
 - Troy,Mo
answer 3
uses propane as you would use in a grill
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
cmoore21
 - Alabama
answer 4
this one is propnae
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ForeverWest
 - Midwest
answer 5
No iot is strictly propane
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ERT169
 - Springfield, La
answer 6
This uses propane, not electricity. This means its portable where there is no electricity.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
RobTennis
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 7
The Big Easy does not require an electrical plug; it operates from your propane tank. The gas burns on a circular burner at the bottom of the unit, between the outer wall and the inner shell. The meat is not exposed to the flame, but infrared passes through the aluminum walls of the inner liner/container and cooks the meat.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
apaulc36
 - Texas
Question

how does this compare to oil fryers?

Wouldn't this be doing the same thing that an oven would do except keep it out of the grease? and you use propane to cook with instead of electricity. Does it taste better or the same?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
by
buzzinbass
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
7 answers
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answer 1
ovens do not reach that high a temperature and the heat is concentrated
the oven also heat the house very badly.
and does not cook as fast, since the heat comes form the bottom and not concentrated around the food
cuts the cooking time in half
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
hankcy
 - fort lauderdale fl
answer 2
Taste way better and way juicier than any I have ever baked in the oven.
inject with your favorite flavor and enjoy
And it frees up your oven for other thing's(pies,rolls etc)
very good product!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Aroslinger1
 - Troy,Mo
answer 3
Yes, this thing basically cooks the same way as an oven but cleanup is less than 5 minutes. It makes the best tasting turkey I have ever had. Go to charbroil website and look up cider brined turkey recipe.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
cmoore21
 - Alabama
answer 4
This gets the entire bird crispy. I have the propane and the burn chamber is seperate from the cooking chamber. I looked at the electrric but decided on the propane for portablilty and the elctric draws 13.5 amps which will pop breakers if there is much else on the same circuit.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ForeverWest
 - Midwest
answer 5
The first time I cooked with mine, my brother in law fried a tuekey in oil, we have well over 10 years of oil frying behind us and my Big easy was picked over the deep fried. It is not healthier because you're not using oil, but safer as well. The meat has better flavor. you simpley just inject your turkey as you would for regular frying and cook. Looks just like it was fried.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ERT169
 - Springfield, La
answer 6
I would say it does about what the oven would do. I use this as a portable oven for tennis matches, hunting camps, fishing camps, etc.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
RobTennis
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 7
Yes similar to an oven but faster. Hooks right to your propane tank. It tastes like a fried turkey but juicier. More practical than an oil fryer no wasted oil to keep buying.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
FHTMrep
 - waterford, ca
Question

can you use wood chips in this fryer?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
by
digger1
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, wood chips can not be used in this fryer.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
cmoore21
 - Alabama
answer 3
no
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ForeverWest
 - Midwest
answer 4
no, it is strictly propane.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ERT169
 - Springfield, La
answer 5
No. Not that I know of because it doesn't have any place to really put them.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
RobTennis
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 6
nope just hooks to your propane tank
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
FHTMrep
 - waterford, ca
Question

does this tyrkey fryer use propane?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Bibsbrother
 - Astor,Fl
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, it does use propane.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
yes, and not much!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Aroslinger1
 - Troy,Mo
answer 3
YES
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
HUNTER1987
 - LOUISIANA
answer 4
Yes, you can use the same propane tank you would use on a normal propane grill. You can grill 2 18lb turkeys per tank or so. This thing is awesome and will make the best turkey you have ever tasted. Go to Charbroil website and look up cider brined turkey recipe.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
cmoore21
 - Alabama
answer 5
yes
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ForeverWest
 - Midwest
answer 6
Yes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ERT169
 - Springfield, La
Question

Does fryer have a thermostat?

We recently had turkey cooked in an oil-less fryer. Breast meat was moist and flavorful, but legs and wings were burned so badly that they were inedible. I am wondering if lowering the temp would solve this problem.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
by
machewy
 - Sedalia MO
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no thermostat but burner has adjustment knob as on a gas grille.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
cmoore21
 - Alabama
answer 2
The gas is on or off, the way you can control the heat is by removing or putting the screen cover over the cooking chamber
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ForeverWest
 - Midwest
answer 3
I had the same problem. What I did was tied the legs and wings up VERY close to the side of the main part of the bird. This stopped it because they cooked from the outside in on the legs and wings and not all the way around. Worked out great. Basically the same thing you do for a turkey fryer where you use real oil.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
RobTennis
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 4
Per vendor: The control knob has a high to low adjustment...which is basically regulating gas...similar to a gas grill. A meat thermometer is included with the unit to regulate meat temp.
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Expert Answer
answered 5 years ago
by
nkey
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Can you fry other food, like fish in it?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
PamS
on Char-Broil® Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Manufacturer has recipes for lamb, beef roast, chicken -- even roast corn. They also mention that Tony Bommarito is also working on fish and cornbread!
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
BPSResource8
 - Springfield, MO
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