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 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.
1 year ago
It makes everything easier.
I purchased the Easy-out Hinged Basket several months ago. I cook turkeys in my Big Easy, which is awesome too, and the Easy-out hinged Basket makes everything easier. I open up the Basket place the turkey in it, close the basket and season away. I use the Basket to season the turkey inside and out. I can turn the Basket to get to the hard to reach spots and season the turkey all over. The Basket cuts down on the mess to prepare the turkey and makes it easy to cook the turkey. When the turkey is done just take it out of the Big Easy Cooker, open the basket and the turkey comes right out. The Basket makes clean-up easy. It is a great product!
1 year ago
I purchased the oilless fryer because it did everything the oil filled fryer did, but without the expensive oil and the messy clean-up. The addition of the hinged basket makes it an even better product as it is now much easier to remove large roasts or turkeys from the basket. We have had friends over for dinner and they all comment about how well the fryer works.