Turkeys are generally used in celebrations such as Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. This is always a part of discussion of professional chefs, home dads, mothers and grandmothers on how to prepare their turkeys on these special occasions. For years, oven baking is the classic method in preparing turkey, but now there is a new craze for cooking turkeys using a stainless steel turkey fryer.
Stainless steel turkey fryers can be found in backyard decks and on many patios during the Holidays. There are many manufacturers of turkey fryers with each one offering different features. These features are not that visible especially for those who are not that familiar with the different functions on turkey fryers. They may appear so simple and yet there are a lot of features that can be discovered while using it. A brief talk with an experienced user can greatly contribute in understanding the features of a turkey fryer.
Turkey fryers are basically composed of a deep pot which is made of stainless steel; this is mounted over a stand. An electric burner is used to generate heat under the pot. Turkey frying pots are wider than ordinary frying pots. This is an important feature because larger frying pots allow for cooking of larger sized turkeys. Also the amount of frying oil varies on how large the turkey is.
A drain valve is one feature that some models have to easily drain oil from pot. To safely remove and place the turkey on hot oil, grab hooks are one of the features included for safety reasons. Another feature is the 12 inch long deep fry thermometer which is also made of stainless steel which is an essential tool in cooking.
For larger frying pots, some consider an aluminum pot and some others will consider stainless steel pots. Why choose stainless steel pot? Aluminum pots are light weight and have good conduction that allows easy transfer of heat to oil. Although aluminum offers these advantages, some cooks declared that using aluminum transfers undesirable taste to turkey and even meat when frying. Since aluminum is light weight, this can be easily deformed especially when dropped during handling. Stainless steel turkey fryers are a lot heavier which implies that these stainless steel pots are more durable. Due to its durability, these may have higher price than the aluminum made fryer pots.
Turkey fryers give much delight to cooks, because these big frying pots enable them to do many things at once. Cooking time is shortened to 45 minutes when frying turkey and frying 3 chickens at once will only take 20 minutes. This is very convenient especially for busy cooks.
It has been claimed by those who have used this type of turkey fryer that they are much happier in using these fryers. A stainless steel turkey fryer ranges from $ 60 to $ 200. Prices may range depending on the features, quality, and size that the user may prefer. It is essential to know the features that you want before buying a turkey fryer. This cooking tool may help you cook turkey in the most convenient manner every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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