It works great! Doesn't really increase the size of the turkey it will handle very much, (maybe a pound or two) but really helps with the removal of the bird from the basket. The process of removal can be done with tools rather than by hand thereby lessening the chance of injury from a hot bird.
2 months ago
I love the product. Everything about it. This makes it much easier to cook a turkey. Much easier to get it out of the basket. This is now my turkey and whole chicken cooker and I've modified the basket that came with the cooker to just cook chicken and turkey wings.
2 years ago
Great Benefit to the Hinged Basket
The last 2 Thanksgivings I have used the standard basket that came with the "Big Easy". We usually feed a large number of people and therefore we buy a 17-19 lb bird. It was very difficult to get the turkey in and out of the original basket. We would end up tearing up the bird in order to get it out. Now with the new Hinged basket it is super easy to load and unload the turkey. You do have to be a little more careful when handling the basket that the latches don't come undone until you mean for
... read more them too but that was simple enough. I can now get a over sized bird out of the basket without tearing up the meat or getting frustrated and burning my hands/fingers. I highly recommend this hinged basket if you find yourself cooking birds on the high end of the recommended size 17lbs or more. This will make your process so much faster and with less frustration.
There's nothing quite like the char-grilled taste of steaks, burgers and vegetables cooked over charcoal. But firing up a charcoal grill can be a little tedious — and frustrating. It doesn't have to be! Follow these simple steps and you'll be up and cooking in no time.
There is one question that we continue to hear from avid grillers: can you hook up a propane grill to natural gas? You should never hook up a propane gas grill to a natural gas line without first converting it to run off natural gas. Once you do, it's a relatively simple process if you have the proper tools and know-how.
Any grill master has a collection of BBQ gadgets they swear by. From wireless thermometers and formed grilling racks to stackable ovens and even wifi-enabled grills, the BBQ world has adapted modern technology to this age-old practice.