Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
thirdeye

Opinion ~ Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer

Recommended Posts

I don't own a turkey fryer but have borrowed them a few times over the years.  I really like the finished product but the additional cost of the peanut oil and the clean-up never made me pull the trigger on one of my own.  This year I've seen more talk about Char-Broil's Big Easy, in fact in the last couple of days I've been following a thread on another forum about them and I'm close to pulling the trigger.  Although these cookers don't add any smoky flavor I'm thinking they might have a spot in my arsenal of outdoor cookers.  Accessories include hanging racks for drumsticks, ribs and a rack for roasts or two chickens.  If anyone has one of these I'd love to hear pro's and con's.  So far Amazon has the best deals, but with the holiday sales and all some local stores might put them on sale too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did another Deep fried Turkey for Thanks giving which was great but with the cost of oil going out of sight, I may give one of these a good think! Or start using cheap motor oil to cook with!! :lol:

 

There is also an electric one sold at HD store.

Masterbuilt 20100809 Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer and Roaster

by Masterbuilt

Now which one to buy? I guess with propane you can always bring it up camping without power?

 

Here is a thread that reviews both brands: http://www.thehealthykitchenshop.com/oil-less-turkey-fryer-comparison-chart/

I do like the cover and smoker box on the Electric one though. What to do? Huum.

Edited by leech~~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

I did another Deep fried Turkey for Thanks giving which was great but with the cost of oil going out of sight, I may give one of these a good think! Or start using cheap motor oil to cook with!! :lol:

i'd recommend the synthetic oil!!!!!!!!!!:grin::P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see the advantage to propane over electricity just for the portability factor, and I would think flame over an element would be more reliable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been looking into these air fryers and I went electric so I can use it in the house.  for 1 person it only makes sense to me.  my son's friend has a charbroil and loves if that helps you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely love my big easy oilers fryer.

 

About 10 minutes per pound for turkey and it turns out amazing. love not having to buy oil!

 

Just did a 5 lb rib roast, took about 2 hours and took roast off at 125 degrees. turned out great.

 

Also cooked  chicken and ribs on it. very good.

 

Get one. you will love it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 10:06 AM, thirdeye said:

I can see the advantage to propane over electricity just for the portability factor, and I would think flame over an element would be more reliable.

 

My FIL has one and uses it non-stop. He does turkeys all summer long...up at camp, no electricity? No problem. You can do way more than just turkeys, too. He's even "air fried" fish that came out great. Various roasts, etc., delicious. And as you have already figured out by the price point, it'll pay for itself just in oil savings alone. Turkeys come out so close to deep fried that I can't tell the difference personally. Pull the trigger--it's a great toy for your arsenal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First I have heard of them too.  My brother has done a few turkeys in peanut oil and they were the best turkeys I have ever had. I was raving about it being the best I ever had and then like a dumb__s I realized there is my mother.    Oh Oh.  She  always does the Thanksgiving turkey.  They are good too.... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, LindellProStaf said:

First I have heard of them too.  My brother has done a few turkeys in peanut oil and they were the best turkeys I have ever had. I was raving about it being the best I ever had and then like a dumb__s I realized there is my mother.    Oh Oh.  She  always does the Thanksgiving turkey.  They are good too.... 

 

Bahaha, great-your not the Fav kid anymore either!  :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, after hearing about them here, I did some research online and determined that I didn't need one, but would really like one of these :)  So what do you do when you want but don't need??? You put on your xmas list and hope Santa think's you've been a good boy.  Well, I must've been a good boy, because I got one!

 

It will probably be a while before I break it out, but when I do I'll report on it first hand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ThunderLund78 said:

Well, after hearing about them here, I did some research online and determined that I didn't need one, but would really like one of these :)  So what do you do when you want but don't need??? You put on your xmas list and hope Santa think's you've been a good boy.  Well, I must've been a good boy, because I got one!

 

It will probably be a while before I break it out, but when I do I'll report on it first hand.

 

1 hour ago, Mike89 said:

I got one too from the kids, I too was thinking the same as you!

 

I'd like to hear any reports after you guys try yours out.  One of my local big box stores was a little misleading, the BBQ section sales guy mentioned a sale right before Christmas... Come to find out he was confused and that didn't happen, so I'm still looking for the best deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone have any more info on these units. I am thinking it might be worth a try.  I am pretty sure it wont be quite the same as a fried turkey but for the cost of the oil it might be worth it.  I figure the insurance company must be getting a kick back from the turkey fryer people since the cost of oil is getting ridiculous.  Local Walmart has the master-built electric unit for $66.00.  

Butterball Electric Oil-Free Turkey Roaster and Fryer, 18 lb. Capacity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Blackhawkxp said:

Anyone have any more info on these units. I am thinking it might be worth a try.  I am pretty sure it wont be quite the same as a fried turkey but for the cost of the oil it might be worth it.  I figure the insurance company must be getting a kick back from the turkey fryer people since the cost of oil is getting ridiculous.  Local Walmart has the master-built electric unit for $66.00.  

Butterball Electric Oil-Free Turkey Roaster and Fryer, 18 lb. Capacity

Is that at the store or on-line sales?

You may want to grab that because I just looked it up and it says this.

Edited by leech~~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Blackhawkxp said:

In store pickup.  Kind of scares me?  Not sure if it is piece of junk so they are giving them away?

Why would in store pickup scare you? :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Picked the unit up last night and assembled.  Hoping for the best come Thursday.  Might be some disappointed people if the thing doesn't work!  I'll try to give an update on how the thing works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • I believe too there shouldn't be a problem running at max pressure. One guy brought his rig for a new set of xd wheels and radial tires and he prefers at max pressure. See if it will ride a little rough for you.
    • Assuming you are in MN... You are Going to have to have a weight slip as well.... over 3500# means you need a regular license plate instead of a lifetime. Also need brakes
    • Had a great morning out chasing flags with some Automatic Fisherman out and some Finicky Foolers. Had about 15 flags total. Here's a video of the day.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC8I07M_lg4
    • One possible problem with this method is that if you have thermopane windows you don't get moisture unless things really get out of whack.  The best way to keep track is to buy a thermometer that has a humidity setting on it.  You can get them for $10 or so.  Also it isn't a 'set it once and you're good to go'.  The colder it is outside the lower the setting should be on your humidifier.  Cold air holds less moisture and the furnace runs more often.  If you don't change the setting and don't pay attention you could create a problem. Best way to learn how to do this stuff is to do the Google and check out a couple of the links that come up.
    • Buddie runs the blue bit gas Nills and Tanaka powerhead and he also told me they no longer make them. He bought another one off a guy just for a backup. Thinking maybe just the gas ones are gone  but possibly both, Interested to hear what Frank says. 
    • ajust in the controls of the radio????
    • Now I’m convinced. I made a shuttle for my Helix but I couldn’t get the settings right until yesterday. Love it with no interference with a Showdown right next to it. Still need to get the ice ducer for it. 
    • Thanks!  I went and spoke with the DMV, I was given a sheet for homemade trailers so I can itemize the parts.  Then I need to add up the values to pay sales tax on.  She said I can write "on-hand" for the parts so no receipt is needed. Just posting for reference.  
    • I believe the one I had was just a model #77 but in .22 cal.  It was a very nice rifle but a little heavy to carry squirrel hunting. It was not cheap either. My guess is I traded it for something else that caught my fancy. You know how that goes.
    • As I remember the round was developed by Col. Townsend Whelan.  It was well thought of at the time and could be loaded up to some serious heavy duty stuff,  big bullets etc.  It was favored in heavy cover since  it was thought of as a brush busting load. I am pretty sure it was available in at least one commercial rifle (Rem?) but it has long ago faded away as newer calibers etc. surpassed it. Am not sure the ammo was available commercially, but it would not take much of your time to  check it out. I'd start with the Col. and go from there.It had its strong supporters. The 35 Remington has a lot more going for it than the 30-30.
  • Our Sponsors