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Old 02-22-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default Cheap Turkey Fryer ($30). Good Buy?

Cabela's is currently selling a Mr. Outdoors Turkey Fryer for $29.99 (regularly $79.99). Seems like a good price. Anyone have any experience with it? It says it can fit a 18 lb bird, but doesn't give a volume for the stock pot.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=847469&rid=10&WT.tsrc=AFF&WT .mc_id=k207752

Good deal or no?

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
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Think it's a 32 qt pot which is fine, but sadly it has the safety timer on the burner. I picked up a burner without the safety feature at Bi-Mart for $25. You can get a 10 gallon aluminum pot cheap at Cash & Carry. I ended up spending more, and got a 10 gallon stainless pot on amazon.

But yeah, for $30, it's a good deal.

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:59 AM   #3
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Its a good deal, if it comes with a safety timer you can take it apart that's what I did.

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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My fryer came with a timer. I took an old gate latch, bent it into a 90 and screwed it down with one of the stock screws. Now the timer knob hits the metal and never turns any further. Problem solved.

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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It looks like it will not hold up over time, as a temp idea, I ma go for it. I would rather buy a better burner and get pots that will hold up. I hate buying stuff twice.

$30.00 is very tempting, will debate this in my head for days, thanks.

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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I have a cheap turkey fryer setup that I use and it's OK. Well, it has produced lots of good beer, so I guess it's better than just OK. Will it last forever? No, but it'll last you long enough until you can really go big and buy some really good stuff.

Do you have to order it online or through the catalog? If nothing else it gives you another (not that you need one) excuse to go roam through Cabela's for a while. That store is deadly; I can't seem to make it out without spending a bunch of money each time I go.

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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Couldn't you just not put batteries in the temperature safety gauge? Or would it not look at all? As for flimsiness...you could always use it for awhile and then build your own stand for the pot...

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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38000 btu - pretty low

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #9
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I asked customer service and this is only a 26qt pot

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26qt will be useless unless you're only going to do small batches. Mine is a 30qt and it's a tight fit to do full boils for AG.

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