Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 529
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trish Excellent! Worth the money, easy to use!
I was hesitant to buy this product because I didn't know anyone who owned it. I bought it and have no regrets! This was my first turkey and my first time hosting for Thanksgiving and I know this fryer made it much easier to keep track of the turkey. The skin was a little crispy and every bit of meat, including the breast, was tender and juicy!!! I plan on using this again for this Christmas and many other times. It was relatively easy to clean. It comes with its own thermometer as well. I cooked an 11.9 lb turkey and it took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to cook. We waited until internal temp was 165 (thermometer deep in leg). My next attempt is a duck, followed by a prime rib.
Great buy!!!! (also easy to assemble)
November 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HTGrimmi Just cooked my best turkey ever! And it was a practice bird.
Wanted a fryer but didn't want the cost, mess and risk of a tank of oil. I wouldn't really call this a true frier but it sure made one heck of a juicy and flavorful bird. I cooked a pre-Thanksgiving practice turkey as I didn't want to risk messing up dinner for everyone. My family said this was my best turkey ever and I even messed it up a bit.
Read the instructions completely and season it with oil as recommended.
Don't torque the heck out of the screws. They don't need it.
Loosen the burner bolt a little to make installation of each leg easier.
Like the instructions say, don't use the lid unless it is windy, cold or you want to darken it up a bit. I put the lid on for the last 15 min and got the temp up to 172. Was still moist but the rub, drumsticks and wingtips burnt a little. It was right on schedule to hit 165, I bet I only needed 5 min max with the lit to darken up the skin a little.
The drippings made some awesome gravy as well. Bring it to a boil as the instructions say.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sydeast Two years going strong.
I brought this fryer in 2013 for Thanksgiving. I was giving thanks to the hassle free juicy turkey we had that year. For our first turkey, we brined it over night and it came out perfect. The second one was an injected turkey (my father in law's favorite) and it was still so very good. I have only "fried" turkeys and chicken in it so far and every time the skin is soooo crispy never burnt and the meat was falling off the bone. I am finally purchasing the accessories and I can't wait to do more. If you buy this model or the newest one you should not be disappointed. Best money I spent.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GodFather Great Product...
I have always used oil to Deep Fry a Turkey. 3 years ago I bought The Big Easy and have never deep fried with oil again, it says 16lb. max, however last year I cooked a 20lb. turkey just watch the drip pan it will get full, Love The Big Easy!
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GarettPB Best Way to Fry A Turkey
Easy to set up, easier to cook with, and even easier to clean. The name "Big Easy" speaks for itself. I would recommend this product to anyone who has ever had to deal with left over peanut oil, burns from splash backs, or wasted natural gas heating up gallons of oil. The money you will save yearly in peanut oil and gas makes this purchase a wise investment for any fried turkey lover. It also makes some pretty good bar-b-que as well!
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pit boss Awesome results
I have a bunch of high end, grills, smokers, ceramic cookers etc.. This little cooker does as good as any of them maybe even better, I did my first turkey on it yesterday and I must say it was the best turkey I have ever had in my life. It turned out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and was completely cooked all the way through. It was a snap to use and almost no clean up. It stayed very clean. I was amazed. I will still use all my other cookers for slow cooking or fast grilling but from now on I will only do turkeys and other poultry on the big easy. I would love to get one of their smoker/ fryer combos to compare it against my pellet and stick smokers or ceramic cookers for cooking ribs or pork shoulders to see how it does. I bet it would amaze me. Maybe Char-Broil will send me one to test out on video for them?
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tombo3324 Great cooker
Bought one in Nov. 2014, Did two chickens for 90 minutes and came out juicy and great tasting. Also did two pork loins, came out juicy and moist and the best ever. Doing turkeys this year. This is a wonder product, I really enjoy it.
August 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond Best cooker i've ever had
This is my second Char-Broil The Big Easy Propane Oil-Less Fryer. I got my first one two years ago and used it so much I had to replace it. It's not only for turkeys but for about anything you can think to cook. Roast, ribs, chickens and the list goes on and on. The pic is of a Sirloin Rost done in the Big Easy.
January 3, 2012