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What is the capacity of this pot, ex how many gallons does this pot hold. Could you also use it to cook soups in.
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can you use this as a smoker and if so how ?
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where can i buy the heater coil for the digital timer for fryer after frying 2 turkesys and some chicken wings it stop working
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How many BTU's does this have?
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What is the capacity of this pot, ex how many gallons does this pot hold. Could you also use it to cook soups in.
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can you use this as a smoker and if so how ?
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Do you have to use peanut oil, my child has a peanut allergy. Is there an alternative?
Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel

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Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel

Fry turkey indoors the quick and easy way with the Butterball electric turkey fryer. Cook delicious, juicy turkeys up to 14 pounds in just a few minutes per pound. This indoor turkey fryer features an adjustable thermostat temperature control, digital timer, stainless steel construction, porcelain-coated inner pot, cooking basket with drain clip, drain valve for easy cleaning and a folding lid with window and filter. This electric turkey fryer uses 1/3 less oil than conventional turkey fryers, and is countertop safe for indoor use.
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Questions & Answers for Butterball Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel

Question

highest temperature of fryer ?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
mvives
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
the dial is 375, i did not check the accual tempurture of the oil.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CautiousSkeptic
answer 2
375 Degrees
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Loveturkey
answer 3
375 F
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
375'
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bradyspa
answer 5
375
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 6
375 degrees.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 7
375
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 8
375 degrees
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 9
375 degrees
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 10
375F.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 11
Setting shows 375 degrees as the highest.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 12
The temperature can be raised up to 375F.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
jyhunt
 - South Berwick, ME
Question

How much oit for a 15lb turkey?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
The fryer uses 2 gal. of oil but a max size turkey of 14 lb.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 2
The largest bird that fits is 14 lbs. I cooked a 12 lb bird and it was a bit tight. Butterball has a larger unit which is not this one.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 3
Turkey will not fit in basket. Ust 12-14 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bradyspa
answer 4
You can only go up to 14 pounds of turkey and the unit holds 2 gallons of oil.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
Can't cook a 15lb turkey in this unit, 14lb is max. The unit holds 2 gallons of oil but how much you need depends on what you are frying and how big the item is. You have to be careful that you do not overflow the cooker when you are putting your food in it to cook. They tell you in the manual how to determine the amount of oil to use.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 6
Takes about 2 gallons. File to "Max" line on the inside of the fryer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
you can't go over14lbs with yout turkry
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
frymaster
 - peoria az
answer 8
14 lbsis the maximum turkey size for the cooker and it requires two gallons of oil
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 9
This fryer will only handle a 14 pound turkey max due to basket size. My turkey was 13lbs 10oz. and it was a tight fit, but worked to perfection using 2 al. of peanut oil.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 10
15 lb turkey is too large for this model. Masterbuilt has an XL model for turkeys weighing over 14 lbs. This model holds up to 14 lbs & requires 2 gallons of oil.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 11
They do not recommend larger than a 12lb. turkey for use in this unit.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 12
It can't handle a turkey larger than 11lb, two gallons and a smidge more is what it holds.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
JimInWichita
 - Wichita, KS
Question

What type of cooking oil do you use to fry a turkey?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
RaySr
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
peanut oil from bj or costco
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
fishinggirl57
answer 2
I used Canola oil successfully. Peanut oil is preferred but expensive
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 3
peanut oil - 8 liters cost me around $40!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
They recommend peanut oil but I use corn oil. It is a little cheaper. You can use lard also!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
You can use vegetable oil or peanut oil with the peanut oil being a better choice. It is more expensive but it withstands a higher cooking temperature than vegetable oil. I have used both in deep fryers but in this one I am choosing to only use peanut oil. We were able to pick up peanut oil for $12.50 per gallon which is a very good price at Walmart.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 6
I used peanut oil, which is listed as the preference in the manual, but it does say that other oil can be used. I have always used peanut oil for frying turkey - expensive, but it has a great flavor,\.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 7
Peanut Oil is best, and gives the turkey a great greaseless taste.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 8
peanut oil, it don't burn up as fast as all the other oil do and a really great taste.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
LoveToShop080
 - New Orleans LA.
answer 9
Peanut
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
VJCC
answer 10
cheapest vegetable oil i can buy
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 11
Peanut oil is the very best oil to use. It tastes great(no, it does not taste like peanuts). My family has used peanut oil for about a decade now, when frying our turkeys. Enjoy your turkey, because you will NEVER taste it's equal!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
asjmb
answer 12
Peanut oil
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ChattyKathi
Question

Can this be used for other purposes such as for french fries?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely it can. If will cook anything you can cook in a frying pan or pot in oil or water or steam. The only thing I don't see it being used for is baking.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dgc49
 - Shakopee
answer 2
Yes. Download the instruction manual at http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/090623%2020010109%20Manual.pdf
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
rigajohn
 - Jackson, KY
answer 3
Yes, most definitely. You can deep fry anything that can be deep fried in the Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 4
Absolutely. It is just a deep fryer with the basket shaped like a turkey
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 5
I did some sweet potato fries which came out limp. Should probably have done what restaurants do - fry partially at 250, then crisp up at 375.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 6
You could definitely cook french fries in this, as a matter of fact a whole bunch of fries! Anything you can use in any deep fryer you could cook in this unit it seems to me.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 7
Any fried food.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 8
Yes, I've deep fried cornish game hen, dumping, chicken nuggets and wings.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
VJCC
answer 9
That was the first thing I cooked in it. I also fried other frozen foods (fish sticks, chicken nuggets & egg rolls). It all turned out great. The frying basket is large, so you don't have to cook in a lot of small batches like the older deep fryers.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 10
Yes, you can deep fry french fries, wings, chicken nuggets, fried chicken, onion rings, onion blossoms, mushrooms, corn dogs, hot dogs, cheese sticks, okra, etc.

Can boil corn on the cob, shrimp, red potatoes, eggs, pasta schells etc.

Can steam lobster, crab legs, mussels, blue crabs, vegetables etc.

It's alot of fun if you like to cook...
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 11
Yes, absolutely! This is not just for turkey! It is also a Steamer and Boiler, not just a fryer!
If you want to fry a smaller bird, you can use less oil than the 2 gallons.
Masterbuilt has answered every question I have asked in a very timely fashion.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
RayLinStephens
 - Sumrall, MS
Question

What is the length of the cord?

had problem in past w/oil steam... having to wipe walls afterwards ... Can I use a surge strip for added cord length
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The cord is about 35" long. The instructions say not to use an extension cord but I don't see why you couldn't use a surge strip.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Loveturkey
answer 2
Used mine in the basement or garage for the same reason. I would use a grounded outdoor cord if needed.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 3
Not recommended by manufacturer. The cord is probably about 3 foot with a break-free design.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
The cord is only 2 feet long. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR SURGE STRIP!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
approx 32 inches long.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 6
The cord is short and if your wall outlet is behind where you place the fryer you will be about 12 to 15 inches from the wall.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
No its not reccommended using an extension or surge cord.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 8
power cord is only about 2 feet long and has a magnetic attachment at the fryer - good idea
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 9
Length or cord is short. It was purposely designed this way to prevent accidental trips over the cord or other possible accidents. The power cord attaches to the fryer by magnets so that it easily come off in case it does get bumped into. It's a large machine that can hold up 2 gallons of oil & at least 14 lbs of food, so it would be a dangerous mess if someone did trip over the cord.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 10
Cord is short (for safety purposes I believe). The instructions say to use only the cord that comes with the unit in the basic safety instructions.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 11
This is also a concern of mine. The cord isn't long enough in my opinion... about 3 feet long. A magnet holds the cord to the machine... a safety feature just in case you'd have to cut power in a hurry. Just slap the cord and it'll fall away.
It does seem to put out a fair amount of steam, but dissipated as the turkey cooked.
I would never use a surge strip or extension cord with any appliance that draws as much power as this fryer does.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
cavalrysoldier
 - Mebane, NC
Question

How often do you have to change the oil?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
After each use.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
atwalmart
 - Runnemede
answer 2
I would think you could tell by the color. When the oil starts getting dark it's time to change. After frying the turkey you could not even tell the oil had been used when we put it back on the jug.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RubbieB
 - Fayetteville north Carolina
answer 3
I change the oil in my fryers when I cook fish or anything that has a strong taste that may affect the oil's flavor. Or, if something cooked too long, giving a burnt taste to the oil. Otherwise, you can keep cooking with the oil. Peanut oil is always best. The flavor is better, and it does not burn as easily.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Sneakyshopper
answer 4
At least monthly - sooner if it gets rancid or cloudy.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 5
According to the manual, oil has a life in the number of hours it can be used for frying.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 6
I don't think anyone will be able to answer this question accurately it depends on what you cook in it. If you decide to cook alot of say breaded fish and then you want to make french fries you will want to change the oil so you don't transfer the flavors of frying fish to your fries. We have a little Presto Fry Daddy fryer and we have cooked a lot of stuff in it and have not had to change the oil all that often. In this fryer with the size of it unless you are using it a lot I wouldn't think you would need to change the oil that often.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 7
Suggest you get Alton Brown's JUST HERE FOR THE FOOD. It has a great chapter on frying.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 8
Once used the oil only lasts for a few days. Whatever you're frying will leave behind residue in the oil and will eventually turn the oil rancid. I only fry turkeys once a year because the oil is very expensive.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
FryingNGA
answer 9
According to the instructions, if you clean/filter the oil after each use, you should be able to use the oil 3 times.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 10
Depends on how much you cook at a given time, the seasonings you use and if you only drain the cleaner oil.

Meaning that the oil in very bottom with the remnants is discarded after using. We have re-used the cleaner oil over a couple of years and it still tasted great. But, we did seal the oil between uses.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 11
I've used the same oil for 4 batches of wings, fries, and a whole chicken. The trick is to get the oil back into the jug as soon as it has cooled off - don't try to do it while the oil is hot. I store my oil in the basement where it is cool and dark and I expect I can use it several more times before I replace it.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
JimInWichita
 - Wichita, KS
Question

Where inside have you used this fryer? Has anyone done Cornish Hens? Is it safe to use under a cabinet, on the counter?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
We use the fryer on either the island or my granite countertop which does NOT have any cabinets above it, and has a plug outlet very close by. I wouldn't put it under cabinets because the steam from the fryer coming from the vent/filter is substantial at first and you might have to scrub your cabinets after. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
nufferdog
 - Hazel Green, Alabama
answer 2
I used this in the basement because I was afraid of the grease smell in my kitchen. I'm glad I did because when I put the turkey in it really steamed and by the time the turkey was done it was pretty strong. So no I wouldn't use it under the cabinet or on the counter. You fry by the pound so I don't see why you couldn't do Cornish Hens, 6 chicken pieces are fried at 350 degrees for 14-18 min. The highest temp. is 375 degrees and takes 35 minutes to heat.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Loveturkey
answer 3
Used mine on the dryer in the basement to keep odors out of the living area. Have not tried Cornish hens. I think it would be safe in the kitchen. I just did not want the steam with oil around cabinets, lights, etc
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
My wife made me use it in the garage. There is a bit of oil splatter as you first submerge the bird although you can control that by the speed you put the bird in. Once the bird is in, there is a fair bit of steam coming off the unit. Also the height of it is such that a kitchen counter is high for someone like me who is under 6 foot tall. Using a regular table in the garage worked well for me.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 5
Used it on my kitchen island. Would not try under cabinets. Cornish hens are very good - cook in about 15 to 20 minutes.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bargainhuntertothemax
 - Tularosa, NM
answer 6
I use mine in the kitchen with no problems. Be sure the turkey is not frozen and that it is dry! So far I have only cooked a turkey but saw a video where they were cooking Cornish hens, they looked good.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 7
We used it sitting right on our kitchen counter top and there was literally very little if any splattered oil around the unit. The key to this however is to make absolutely sure whatever you are frying is completely dry. We have not cooked cornish hens but we did 2ea 5lb turkey breasts and they were excellent. They each took 35 minutes to cook. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 8
Used it at our Church kitchen. Suggest using it on a counter without a cabinet above it and put some newspaper under it and on the floor to catch any spatter.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 9
I used it on my counter, but not under a cabinet. I think the steam would harm the wood on a cabinet. The unit is well worth the investment.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 10
I used my Fryer on the counter top. It was safe, and created no mess.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 11
on top of my table, also we fried two hole hens really tender and juicey.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
LoveToShop080
 - New Orleans LA.
Question

What size turkey (how many pounds) would fit in this item?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
JPMaloy
 - Chicago
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
14 pounds max. Any larger and it wouldn't fit.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
llmscook
answer 2
14 lb per specs. I found 13 lb challenging. Be sure to oil bird and fryer basket before using. My turkey stuck to the basket badly.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 3
14 lbs is the maximum. I cooked a 12 lb bird and it was a bit tight.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
14 pounds max, 12 pounds works best.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
According to the literature you can cook up to a 14lb turkey.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 6
The box says 14 pounds but the manual suggests 10 to 12 pounds. I cooked a 13.21 with no problem.
(All birds are not uniform in shape)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
an 8 lb breast fits very nicely
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 8
It's suppose to a 14 lb turkey, but Consumer Reports said it was a snug fit & a 12 lb turkey was more suitable. They have an XL model for turkeys weighing over 14 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 9
Instructions say maximum is 14 lbs., but I stick to 10-12 lbs. young turkeys.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 10
The manual says 11lb and I'd have to agree, the fry basket wouldn't hold a larger one.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
JimInWichita
 - Wichita, KS
answer 11
It states above: "Cooks turkeys up to 14 lbs. in only 3-1/2 to 4 minutes per lb"
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Marmic
 - Waukegan, IL
Question

BUTTERBALL INDOOR TURKEY FRYER

OTHER FRYERS USE QUART SIZE TO INDICATE CAPACITY, PLEASE TELL ME THE QUART SIZE
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
dtoth
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
2 gallons = 4 quarts per gallon = 8 quarts
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dbhamiltonsc
 - Lexington, SC
answer 2
The absolute maximum amount of oil you should put in is just shy of 8 qts or 2 gallons. There is a indentation marking labeled MAX FILL LINE. Don't put more oil in than that. I believe that this level is there for safety reasons.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
dgc49
 - Shakopee
answer 3
You can cook up to a 15 lbs turkey. The basket won't hold any larger then that.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
foxyfem
 - Yukom, Oklahoma
answer 4
It uses just under 2 gallons at full capacity, so that would be 7-8 quarts.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 5
I would guess at least 16 quarts, it takes 8 quarts of oil to fill half way, which is the max. line for oil fill.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CautiousSkeptic
answer 6
2 gallon capacity equals 8 quarts
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 7
The maximum amount of oil you're supposed to put in is 2 gallons (8 quarts). The line indicating that in the tub is roughly half way down so I think the maximum capacity is about 3-4 gallons (12-16 quarts).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 8
Using the "Max" line on the inside of the fryer requires about 2 gallons of oil (8 quarts).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 9
For a 14lb turkey I used two gallons of peanut oil. Which I strained after using on the turkey and put the in my smaller electric fryer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 10
8 quarts or 2 gallons
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 11
According to the instructions, it can hold up to 14 lbs of turkey & requires no more than 2 gallons of oil. Consumer Reports said that for this model, 14 lbs is a tight fit & it's suited more for a 12 lb turkey. Masterbuilt has an XL model for larger turkeys (I think 18 - 20 lbs?). I've seen the XL model for $20 more (Costco).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
Question

Is it okay to leave oil in fryer until next use?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
SLP55
 - NC
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I did for a few days. It says you can on the pamphlet provided, but doesn't list length of time.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
thehappiestshopper
 - Lansing, MI
answer 2
Yes it's the same as a regular deep fat fryer. We used it to make french fries and they turned out wonderful!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
foxyfem
 - Yukom, Oklahoma
answer 3
I do! Why not you?
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
olddogpops
answer 4
No unless you are going to use it soon. otherwise empty it out. Oil can and does go bad.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ChiefCooking
 - Knoxville, TN
answer 5
Yes, but not for more than a month. And if it smells rancid at all, or looks cloudy, then dump it out.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 6
No, I don't think so. I would drain the oil into a suitable container and refrigerate it until the next use.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
reigninmetwo
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 7
I wouldn't leave the oil in the fryer, but you can drain the oil and keep it in the frig to be used again.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
elager
 - Mentor, OH
answer 8
The instructions say that you can store unused oil in fryer and do not store water in appliance
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CautiousSkeptic
answer 9
We have used our oil four times and the fourth was just fine. We did drain and strained it between uses.

I would not leave it in for an extended time though!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
llmscook
answer 10
No. You can leave UNUSED oil in pot.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bradyspa
answer 11
The manufacture says you can, I empty the fryer, clean it and store the oil in a cool place like the garage during the winter. If you use the fryer often I would store the oil in the fryer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
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