Thanksgiving Day is family time. And getting the best-tasting turkey done in double-quick time has never been easier with a Turkey Fryer! Now you can spend less time fussing about in the kitchen and more time enjoying the day with the most important people in your life.
Not terribly difficult to operate, turkey fryers are simply constructed with few moving parts. Traditionally, oil in the cooking chamber was heated by means of a propane or electricity source and the turkey was then placed inside the hot oil. Indeed, this model is still hugely popular among the American public.
Recent innovations have, however, brought inevitable changes to this concept. Health-conscious cooks can now prepare their Thanksgiving offering oil-free. No more oil to clean up and dispose of. Fewer cholesterol concerns for the family. Char-Broil's "Big Easy" cooker is one such that makes use of an infra-red technology that brings with it health, safety and economic benefits.
Should you opt for an oil-based fryer you have the usual considerations of quality, durability, performance and price as with any appliance worth a sizeable investment of your cash. Some of the questions you may ask before purchasing are:
- Should the chamber be of aluminum or steel?
- Does the unit have electronic ignition?
- Is there a good-quality thermometer handy to monitor oil temperature?
- Are there any additional accessories, such as a rack to hold smaller food items?
- Is the heat source electric or propane?