Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 100
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Topher79 Great for Homebrewing
I bought this fryer for the burner, and the pot was an added bonus. The 30 quart capacity allows me to brew five gallon batches, and gets 3+ gallons of water boiling fairly quickly. I have brewed 5 batches of beer using the fryer, and have not had it shut off due high temps, but I have noticed that when I stir the pot vigorously or gently nudge the pot the burner shuts off. To remedy this, I have done like others and wired the two sensor connectors together. (The sping loaded sensor). Other than that, I have no complaints other than pot is a bit thin, but works great for my purposes. Just be sure to condition it before your first batch. Overall, a great value!
October 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Pete Beware
As stated in other reviews, the product wouldn't stay lit without keeping the red ignitor button pressed in. The thermometer supplied was also defective. You're better off spending more money for something that works.
November 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Jimmer Great Customer Service by Brinkmann
I received a 30 quart Turkey Fryer as a gift. So I did not have a receipt nor the giver keep theirs. They knew I wanted one from a comment I made when at Home Depot on another mission right before.
A receipt is a common practice for any future issues with any purchase.
This was an exception and Brinkmann did step up and rectify the situation. They are sending a new hose and assembly which was not working properly.
They do and will stand behind their products...I have proof.
November 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by redhot Horrible Do Not Buy Brinkmann Turkey Fryer
Needed a new turkey fryer, thought i would give this one a try
Horrible, Horrible, The Red Button would not stay on,, See pic,,, I had to put a block under it to keep it open so the flam would stay lit.. Ridiculous feature on a turkey fryer anyway
The heat sensor is overkill and totally unnecessary
Paint turned white from the heat after one use
I will be returning it for a refund or tossing it in the trash
VERY UNHAPPY !!
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by RobDV Easy to Use, Lots of Value....Assembly Quality Needs Work
Bought this Fryer for Thanksgiving, never had deep fried turkey, nor have I ever fried one. But it all worked out and the turkey was great.
Once assembled, this product is great and easy to use. I felt like I got a good bang-for-the-buck deal since it came with the stand, hoses, pot, thermometer, turkey holder and hanger.
With the 12" diameter, I did notice that you need a lot more oil then I would think. On the side of the pot it has the max oil line and max turkey of 18lbs. I followed the instructions on filling the pot with water with the turkey to get the oil amount. I only had a 10lb turkey and was surprised that the left over water level was pretty near the max oil line. I didnt measure how many gallons of fluid I needed, but knew where I needed to fill to.
I only purchased 2 gallons thinking it would be enough (peanut oil is expensive), and quickly realized I needed probably 2.5 to 3 gallons of oil to properly cover the whole turkey. I adjusted how the turkey was sitting in the pot and messed around with it more then I probably should have while it was cooking. Turkey still came out awesome.
Assembly and Quality - Assembly instructions are simple enough. But I did run into an issue with one of the front plates not lining up with the mounting holes. One of the mounting holes was a good 1/4" off from where it should have been. Luckily I had my power tools on hand and drilled out a new hole to get it to work.
After that everything else seemed like good quality materials. The pot does seem a bit thin and light, but I'm no commercial restaurant chef, so I'm not sure if it even needs to feel heavy duty. Another thing I didnt like were the thermometer wire leads, they seem a bit thin, and loose to me. They definitely look like a weak point. But I guess we'll see if it all stands the test of time.
Like I said, it all worked out and the turkey was great. I'll probably use this 5 times a year max and I feel like this was a good pickup for what I need it for.
December 10, 2013