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Infared Turkey Fryer

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I heard from a co-worker that infared is the way to go for frying a turkey. I recently purchased a Masterbuilt Turkey fryer that does a beautiful job with little mess. Anyone else out there done the infared bit. I ask because I do not want to run out and buy yet another kitchen gadget.

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  1. "I recently purchased a Masterbuilt Turkey fryer that does a beautiful job with little mess"

    The traditional oil one or the oil-free one?

    http://masterbuilt.com/pm-turkey.html

    "I heard from a co-worker that infared is the way to go for frying a turkey."

    You mean a product like this, right?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVmpS3...

    What about an oven? (An oven uses infrared)

    1. Isn't infrared fryer an oxymoron? To fry something is to cook it in oil or fat. Otherwise you're just baking it.

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      1. re: Rick

        That's what I'm wondering too. I'd guess an "infrared fryer" is really just a high-temp infrared oven, which I wouldn't think would do the same thing as frying. Then again, the purpose of using oil to fry is to get the heat transferred very quickly into the food, so perhaps infrared accomplishes this enough to mimic frying. Curious if anyone has tried it.

      2. I have the CharBroil version of infrared "fryer". No oil to buy. No oil to heat up. No oil to splatter. No oil to have to cool and then store or throw away. Very easy to clean. Very good outcome with chicken or turkey - super golden brown and crispy. There is a Charbroil forum to obtain tips and ideas fro getting the best results.

        I love it - can you tell?

        1. When your co-worked told you it's the way to go, did you ask "why"?