Turkey Fryers: The 5 Best Makes & Models to Buy

Turkey Fryer

For those of you planning to attempt your first fried turkey this year, here is a great list of the five best turkey fryer models available. When purchasing a turkey fryer, consider a few important things: Are you planning to fry your turkey indoors or outdoors? Outdoor fryers usually fire on propane, while indoor fryers are typically electric and may even be oil-less. How many people are you serving? Be sure to buy a fryer that will easily fit the size bird you intend to serve. (With these models you can fry up to a 25-pound bird!) Finally, consider clean-up. Indoor fryers are generally easier to clean-up, but they are geared toward cooking smaller birds. I hope you enjoy your fried turkey this year — good luck!

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  • Bayou Classic 32-Quart Turkey Fryer Kit 1 of 5
    Bayou Classic 32-Quart Turkey Fryer Kit
    This is one of the largest and most popular turkey fryer models on Amazon. Able to fit up to a 25-lb bird, the Bayou is great to have on hand when feeding a crowd.
    Get it from Amazon, $215
  • Char-Broil Easy Oil-Less Infrared Turkey Fryer 2 of 5
    Char-Broil Easy Oil-Less Infrared Turkey Fryer
    Yes, frying without oil is actually possible with this amazing machine. Use it indoors or out to fry up to a 16 pound Thanksgiving turkey!
    Get it from Amazon, $94
  • Cajun Injector Electric Turkey Fryer 3 of 5
    Cajun Injector Electric Turkey Fryer
    This indoor fryer is perfect for frying smaller birds up to 14 lbs and is revered for its special drain valve system. A simple opening at the bottom drains the oily neatly into a bucket, eliminating the need to overturn the whole machine.
    Get it from Amazon, $110.25
  • Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer 4 of 5
    Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer
    Put your fears of heating oil over an open flame to rest. This electric turkey fryer can fry a turkey up to 14 lbs and is engineered for safety. Plus, it has a handy drain valve to guarantee easy clean-up.
    Get it from Amazon, $99.99
  • Waring Pro 1800-watt Deep Fryer 5 of 5
    Waring Pro 1800-watt Deep Fryer
    If you're looking to fry parts of the bird rather than the whole thing at once, this sleek countertop fryer will perfectly fry a turkey breast or thighs and has to capacity to hold up to 2.5 pounds of meat at any time!
    Get it from Amazon, $88.10

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Don’t know where to start? Check out this easy guide on how to deep fry a turkey!

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