Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 523
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 Bama Dad AWESOME COOKER
Hands down, the best cooker I've ever owned. Cooks the best turkey you will ever eat. Also does a righteous job on a Boston Butt. Tip: hang the butt in the basket. Use two metal skewers and hang the meat from the top of the basket. This allows complete heat to surround the butt. Season it up, put it on half throttle and let it cook for 3.5 hrs. OMG! Cut it with a fork. Oh yea, get a digital thermometer. Using the skewers, you can also cook two slabs of ribs.
I am now the official turkey cooker for my office Thanksgiving AND Christmas party.
July 15, 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 Python Big Easy & brining
Used the Big easy to cook a brined turkey. Everyone who ate the turkey , said it was the best turkey they had ever tasted. The big easy produced a moist inner nod crispy outer turkey.
November 29, 2013
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vtrommer Awesome
This little cooker is great. I've made ribs, turkeys, chickens, but iur favorite is pork roasts. They come out fantastic! Crispy outside and tender inside. I would recommend to anyone who likes good food and easy prep. Oh and we've had it about a year. You do need to cover it when not using if outside to keep water out.
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Chicken
Unpacking the box was fun. Everything was bagged and in it's right place. After reviewing the instructions, I had it assembled and fired up. I ran it for 20 minutes. It's like running a heater for the first time in winter. Burns off those funky odors. After injecting and seasoning, we loaded in two chickens. One on the bottom of the basket and the other near the center/top using some stainless steel skewers. (Now I know I need to purchase the upper cooking rack) The upper chicken cooked a bit faster than the lower one. The heat is centered and not near the bottom. I took the upper chicken out first and cook the lower chicken for about 15 extra minutes. Perfect! The skins were browned evenly and the meat was juicy and tender. Clean up was a zip. My wife and I were very impressed with the entire experience. I gave away my old turkey fryer kit. I'm happy I'll never buy another 5 gallon container of peanut oil again..
October 27, 2014