Originally Posted by usfmikeb
I'd give it a run with a small water boil for 60 minutes, say a gallon (adding water during the hour). I'd be worried how it reacts after it potentially heats up with 8 gallons of boiling water on it, potentially fatal event if there's a failure of some sort. Just my $0.02...
I hear ya, but I doubt it'll be a problem. I've touched the legs of that turkey fryer with my bare hands while a turkey was frying on it - it gets hot but nothing too crazy. I don't see a lot of heat transfering from the burner to the cart, though the finish immediately under the burner will probably peel off. Certainly will be safer than my present method which centers around my kitchen stove and involves a lot of lifting and carrying by hand of that 8 gallons of boiling liquid.