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How Much Oil in Turkey Fryer?

Started 1321455829.03 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1321529344.837 by kitkom

Anyone know how much oil you need for the Butterball Turkey Fryer? I can't find my book and only used mine once.

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RocketMom1321456333.9632763 PostsRegistered 9/23/2007

There is a line on the inside of the inner container that identifies where to fill to. Sorry, I don't know the exact amount and it would depend on which model you have. You might try the company website as they often have various models shown and manuals electronically for them. Good luck.

StellaDiva1321458312.91134 PostsRegistered 10/15/2011
The amount of oil is important esp don't overfill. You can put your turkey in the fryer and fill it with water. Remove the turkey and the volume of water is how much oil you need. Turkey should be dry when you add to hot oil. Be careful and good luck!0

littlemac1321460100.7372606 PostsRegistered 1/25/2008

When we used our fryer that took oil, it was about at least a couple of gallons. I saw an ad somewhere for peanut oil packaged just for the fryers. We just bought an oilless "fryer" and did a large chicken a couple of weeks ago and love the results. The skin is not quite as greasy and crunchy but still really good without the mess. Bought it at Home Depot, made by Charbroil for about $100. So far easier clean up and not as messy to use. lm


nascar fan1321476704.921040 PostsRegistered 1/25/2005

there is a line on the fryer that you arnt supposed to go pass. what i do is put my turkey in the pot, then fill with water till i hit the mark.remove the turkey, and take a sharpie and mark where the water is. then empty the pot, and DRY WELL!!! then you can fill it with oil and start heating it and it will be correct amount. hth i have both the huge masterbuilt one and the squareish butterball fryers. i wish i knew someone to give the lg. one to, as i only used it a coupla times for i think maybe 3 yrs.i dont do the huge birds anymore. i was in bj's today and i swear the box for the butterball fryer is smaller than mine! i bought that one last year. are they making them smaller again? nascar fan

Nightowlz1321500405.4410548 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

The 14 lb turkey fryer uses 2 gallons oil & the 20 lb fryer uses 2.75 gallons.

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patticakes1321528938.697887 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Thanks, everyone. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm going to brine it and then use a rub.

kitkom1321529344.8375646 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Eee gads! Who on earth makes a nice, healthy turkey in a fryer??? What a way to make something so good for you, so fattening and artery clogging!! Then to add tons of salt for a brine?? It amazes me how unhealthy America eats. Just amazing. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

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