Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 26
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bulldog useless purchase.
You used to sell the Brinkman pots, which I might say, had the turkey fryer kit AND the STRAINER basket INCLUDED, or Bailing basket as you call it and can be purchased separately for another $40 bucks and with the purchase as a gift I was very disappointed with the Quality of this product. I am very likely going to return this to the store even after one use.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hardhatdiver Can't beat it for the price
I bought the turkey fryer specifically for brewing beer and parkerizing metal parts, and it works well for both. The timer (for lack of a better word) is ridiculous, but if you're handy (or have a machine shop like myself) you can deal with it. Otherwise, you need to stand by it and reset the timer every ten minutes. If you're frying a turkey, you're probably hanging out outside and chatting with friends and family anyway. I would have preferred a stainless pot over aluminum, but it has held up under many batches of beer just fine so far. It was assembled in about ten minutes, and the base is sturdy enough to hold a larger pot if needed, although it wouldn't be cradled by the base but sit on top instead. I'm happy with the fryer and will likely buy another. Can't beat free shipping. Maybe someday I'll actually use it to fry a turkey.
July 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Moose Product designed by Lawyers or Idiots
I bought one of these Masterbuilts last year to fry 2 turkeys for Thanksgiving. Much to my amazement, the gas shuts off after 15 minutes, and you have to remove the tank from the stand, relight the burner and put the peanut oil tank back on the stand and hopefully avoid burning yourself during the relighting process. It takes about 30 minutes to get the oil to cooking temperature and about 45 minutes to fry a 12 pound turkey. It would take about 5 or 6 times to relight the burner (and avoid burning yourself) to get a turkey cooked. Needless to say, I used my old fryer because it's more convenient and safer than this piece of junk.
November 25, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CigarGuy84 Not bad
Product arrived with small dent but not to the point where it couldn't be used. That's why the 4 star. The safety timer is easy and flame will never shut off as long as you hit the red button before the 15 min limit. Deep fried 20LB turkey in it and came out amazing. Def boil some water over the burner before use, let's off awful new metal smell while doing this. Going to use it as lobster/crab/clam/corn boil/steam this summer. Hope it comes out well.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Fantastic!
Pro - Solid stand, fantastic burner
Con - 30qt pot does not distribute heat all that well.
Notes - Best tasting turkey I've ever had. Did some pre-thanksgiving runs on it doing a little 8 lb turkey, and then a batch of french fries for a little gathering (like 10lbs of fries), and some chicken wings for the party as well prior to thanksgiving so I had it down pat for thanksgiving. Needless to say, 23lb turkey cooked in 1hr and 35ish minutes.
***BE AWARE*** - If you are using the entire kit (stand, burner, pot) be aware that the pot is not that fantastic at distributing heat. To acheive full tempurature of 350-375*F, you are looking at and additional 30 minutes of warming up the oil. Granted this was done at outside temps between 30-40*F, just plan additional time to heat up the oil. I have used a different pot on this since with temps in the 20's, that got to temp in about 10 minutes or so.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billr Great Turkey Fryer
This fryer worked great. We fried an 11.5 pound turkey in 30 minutes. The family was very happy with the results.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burgy7 Did 4 turkeys thanksgiving day with no issues, all four came out perfect!! What a great purchase!!
This was very easy to assemble and easy to use, just keep in mind it does not come with the AA battery needed for the timer/gas release. I did 4 turnkeys on Thanksgiving and they all came out perfect!!
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by slink gas system was broken had to jury rig to work returned to stoe for refund
gas system was broken had to jury rig to fry turkey
December 9, 2014