Someone actually came up with a turkey fryer that you can use indoors. Personally, that sends chills up my spine, but it has received rave reviews. Of course you can use it for far more than just deep frying turkey so let’s take a look at these “indoor” electric turkey deep fryers.
What does it come with?
Looks to me like you get the pot with a lid, the basket, a thermometer and a clip on basket hanger and lifter. The particular model that I’m looking at received an overall 4 out of 4 star rating, a 4 out of 4 rating for ease of usage, the same for durability and ease of cleaning. The style of this electric turkey fryer itself received 5 out of 5 stars. Not bad. There is reportedly enough room inside the pot to not only fry a turkey, but you can use this handy dandy item to steam vegetables or prepare anything at a low country boil. Let’s take a look of some pros and cons according to reviewers.
Pros of electric turkey deep fryers
There is a built in timer, it is stable and has a quick setup; there are steam vents in the glass lid
There is a drain valve so that you don’t have to carry around hot oil and additional safety features which include a tiny little safety cover (keep track of this it’s easy to lose) and supplies an additional drain tube
- Boils, steams and deep fries up to a 14 pound bird
- Easy cleanup; cooking indoors beats cooking outside in the rain and snow; easy to clean up
- Only 45 minutes to heat shortening and far safer than propane, with four different cooking modes
- It has a removable liner, a temperature display, and a digital control
Overall, people were very excited about this device. Like the best deep fryer review, these were almost all positive. They felt that the safety features were more than adequate in making them feel safe in using it as opposed to being afraid of some of the outdoors deep fryers. It’s easy setup and cleanup is impressive, and once again out does deep fryers that you only feel comfortable using in your driveway and take forever to clean up.
Cons of electric turkey deep fryers
- Not mentioned in the manual, but absolutely mentioned on their website, is the possibility that the unit will overheat and must cool down before resetting and using
- Some people had trouble with the internal circuit breaker which probably relates to the con listed just before this
- Takes up counter space…. (No really? And how much space does your oven take up?) And is expensive at $125 (you didn’t know how much it cost before you bought it??)
- Only cooks up to 14 pound turkeys… (Just how big is your family?)
All in all, it seems like this is a handy little item to have around, if, for no other reason, than the safety features the unit provides. For deep frying turkeys or steaming oysters in the shell—all that fun stuff—electric turkey deep fryers can’t be beaten!