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Charbroil Big Easy oil less fryer

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by DBTaco, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Nov 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    DBTaco

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    Has anybody used one of these? I was going to borrow my father in laws oiled turkey fryer so I could deep fry a turkey for our family at my grandmas house for Thanksgiving, but my wife and I saw one at lowes. We DID NOT BUY it so I came home and started doing some research. If I go the oil route I will spend about $40 just in oil to fry one. The oil less big easy is $99
     
  2. Nov 7, 2013 at 3:23 AM
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    Can you "fry" other things in there as well? I am into grilling chicken wings and using BW's sauce on them. It's hard to get that nice textured skin on them like a deep fryer does but my wife says we don't need the extra calories so this looks enticing....
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 at 4:10 AM
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    From what I've read and I've seen a few videos on youtube, that you can put chicken wings in it, racks of ribs, and boston butt. I guess a beef roast as well. I don't think you can put sauce on the wings or anything while its cooking. You can put a dry rub, I read somewhere that the rub shouldn't have a lot of brown sugar in it as it will burn the outside of the meat. Cooking times from what I've read is about 10 minutes per lb on turkey, 1 hour for wings, and about 2 hours from ribs. Also I saw someone put russet potatoes in it on top or under the meat and let them cook while the other is cooking.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    hey wanna Tacoma did you ever buy the oil less fryer?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    I didn't. I was leaning towards it, but I asked my father in law before I started looking at them if we could borrow one of his so I could fry a turkey for my grandma and the rest of the family. He said yes, but then we went to walmart the other day and he bought me a OILED turkey fryer. So I guess I should keep it. Also, I can use it to boil potatoes or other vegetable. May try a whole chicken sometime soon just to try it out.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2013 at 3:33 AM
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    My guess is that the fryer using oil will do the better job but the expense and dealing with that oil keeps me from getting one.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2013 at 3:45 AM
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    You can also do crab, shrimp, and crawfish boils. Plus, a general rule of thumb, if its healthy its not as good.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM
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    Yeah, I was thinking about the oil too. I like that I can boil stuff too.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    I just did my first fried turkey yesterday and won't go back to oven birds.
     
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