This cooker is terrific. It's infared rather than a "fryer" and can do so much more. We bought ours a week before Christmas and started with a 12 lb. turkey. Rubbed on a little oil, salt, pepper and our favorite spices. Everything was perfect ( skin was crisp and perfect color ). It took 10 min. per pound starting with a cold turkey. The only downside was that the legs were dry. Actually, too dry to eat. Too close to the heat we surmised. Next we tried a pork chop roast. Five center cut pork chops not cut apart. Cooked them bone side down. Absolutely perfect. This gave us the courage to try a turkey for Christmas dinner with the family. This time we brined the turkey before we oiled and spiced it. The legs were perfect - as was the rest of the bird. I think the brining solved the problem of the dry legs.
The only downside to this is 1) the biggest turkey that can fit is 16lbs. and 2) you must use a meat thermometer and closely watch it. Since the cooking is outdoors with no top, the cooking time will depend on severable variables.
We have given one away as a gift and we will give more.
So much better than oil!
We have had this a year and it has paid for itself. No more oil! The turkey has a dark, crisp skin just like fried but it is juicier. The oil does not boil all the juices out. It is tastier and healthier. It offers less mess, less time and offers a much better flavor. If you inject you will love it even more. The sauce is not boiled out of the turkey like traditional friers. It stays packed with the seasoning and flavor. Easy to operate with simple on and off. Easy to clean and store.
Great deal, depending on location
I bought one of these 2 years ago and love it. This Thanksgiving while visiting my daughter in Minnesota we bought her one for an early Christmas present for $79. We decided to get my son one for Christmas, and here in Louisiana it was $99. We checked the price at that time in Minnesota and it was still $79. Love the product, but don't like having to pay more for it from one location to another.
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