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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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
CautiousSkeptic
answer 2
375 Degrees
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Loveturkey
answer 3
375 F
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
375'
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
bradyspa
answer 5
375
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 6
375 degrees.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 7
375
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 8
375 degrees
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 9
375 degrees
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 10
375F.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 11
Setting shows 375 degrees as the highest.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 12
The temperature can be raised up to 375F.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
jyhunt
 - South Berwick, ME
Question

How much oit for a 15lb turkey?

asked 4 years, 10 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 3
Turkey will not fit in basket. Ust 12-14 lbs.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
you can't go over14lbs with yout turkry
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
JimInWichita
 - Wichita, KS
Question

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

asked 4 years, 5 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, 4 months ago
By
fishinggirl57
answer 2
I used Canola oil successfully. Peanut oil is preferred but expensive
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 3
peanut oil - 8 liters cost me around $40!!
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
TonysGirlAlways
 - North Carolina
answer 7
Peanut Oil is best, and gives the turkey a great greaseless taste.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
LoveToShop080
 - New Orleans LA.
answer 9
Peanut
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
VJCC
answer 10
cheapest vegetable oil i can buy
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
asjmb
answer 12
Peanut oil
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
ChattyKathi
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, 5 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
approx 32 inches long.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
No its not reccommended using an extension or surge cord.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 7 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, 4 months ago
By
cavalrysoldier
 - Mebane, NC
Question

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

asked 5 years, 5 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 4
14 pounds max, 12 pounds works best.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 5
According to the literature you can cook up to a 14lb turkey.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 7
an 8 lb breast fits very nicely
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 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, 7 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, 8 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, 5 months ago
By
Marmic
 - Waukegan, IL
Question

Other site (QVC) customer's reviews state Masterbuilt model defective, is the Butterball fryer made by Masterbuilt?

Masterbuilts reviews were not very good and I questioned the other site regarding the problems with the fryer not heating up, now working at all, etc. and they had no answer as to whether the manufaucturer had addressed these problems/complaints. Reviews seemed to think 99% of the problems were in the control board/electronics of this fryer. Would like to give one as a Christmas gift, but don't want to give a defective item to someone I care about.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
cehltown1
 - heart of illinois
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is made by masterbuilt. as to the problems all I can say is I didn't have any issues with mine.It is a simple dial thermometer and a digital timer.tThe power cord is the type the has a magnet on it so any jarring of the unit will probably cause it to come off and lose power.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
dalpat66
 - Wisconsin
answer 2
I have used the fryer without a problem. It does take about 30 minutes for the 2 gallons of oil to heat to 375 degrees F temperature for turkey fryer. Also as long as the turkey is at room temperature before putting it in the oil I did have an issue with the oil dropping temperature. It took 60 minutes to fry a 12 lb turkey which is about 15 minutes more than the "book" says it should take.
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Michaelnwatuga
 - Watauga, Texas
answer 3
Yes, we had the same issue. But we called Masterbuilt and they sent a new control board right away at no additional cost to us.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
RocMomMia
answer 4
I don't know what the people on QVC had a problem with, but we followed the directions and had no problems what so ever. My sister has been using a Masterbilt fryer for several year and actually had two - one older and one from last year. I don't think hers are Butterball, but are Masterbilt. Mine is a Butterball Masterbilt. My experience was awesome - by the directions - book and I would feel comfortable using it myself and not leaving it to my husband and son! A great experience with a great product!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
dbhamiltonsc
 - Lexington, SC
answer 5
I was a little concerned about this also and that the warranty is only 90 days. However the unit that we go has performed flawlessly so far. Now problems at all except with the clean up which is a little messy.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
dgc49
 - Shakopee
answer 6
yes:
http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/090623%2020010109%20Manual.pdf
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
rigajohn
 - Jackson, KY
answer 7
Yes, it's made by Masterbuilt, but mine works just fine.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 8
We had ordered the one from Masterbuilt, but canceled it after reading the reviews. We saw this one on the Walmart website and it doesn't have the Masterebuilt logo on it, just the Butterball one, so we decided to give it a try based on the Walmart reviews which were very good. Also, the original one from Masterbuilt does not have side handles to lift it, this one does. Masterbuilt has a more expensive version with the side handles. We're very happy we took a chance on the one from Walmart; it works great.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
nufferdog
 - Hazel Green, Alabama
answer 9
It is built by the same manufacturer. I will be giving my son and his wife one for XMAS.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 10
Can't comment on other site, but Walmart's worked perfectly. Plus you would have Walmart's warranty.

Will say that if you do not follow the instructions & align the electronics correctly (not hard at all for those who read & follow directions) then the unit has a built in safety feature so it will not heat up. There is also a reset button that may have tripped on those others. Again, it is all in the instructions.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 11
I have never had a problem. It heats very well. I would have loved this as a gift.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
NLRN
 - NEWARK, DE
Question

BUTTERBALL INDOOR TURKEY FRYER

OTHER FRYERS USE QUART SIZE TO INDICATE CAPACITY, PLEASE TELL ME THE QUART SIZE
asked 4 years, 6 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
CautiousSkeptic
answer 6
2 gallon capacity equals 8 quarts
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
CoachWP
 - Brentwood, CA
answer 10
8 quarts or 2 gallons
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
Question

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

asked 4 years, 4 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
foxyfem
 - Yukom, Oklahoma
answer 3
I do! Why not you?
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
llmscook
answer 10
No. You can leave UNUSED oil in pot.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
Question

If the turkey is pre-cooked, could I still use this?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
jsnwaugh
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Butterball Electric Fryer can still be used with precooked food, but follow the guidelines in the use booklet as to not overcook your food.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
MsStylynn
 - Houston, TX
answer 2
I suppose if your intent is to fry but I'm unsure how the already cooked meat and skin will transform as far as taste, texture, and saturation of oils in an already cooked product. I recommend you try it out first on a piece of chicken or turkey and see how it comes out before taking on a whole bird.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Kenniya
 - Corona, CA
answer 3
No, it just needs to be a thawed turkey.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kickstand78
 - GA
answer 4
I would think so. I would recommend cutting the cooking time way down, and inject the cooked turkey with your favorite seasoning concoction.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sneakyshopper
answer 5
I don't see any reason you can't use it to reheat your cooked turkey or anything else that is already cooked. I would recommend you consider if you want to use the oil or water and steam reheat the food though. Also I would recommend using a lower temperature and a food thermometer to monitor the foods temperature. If you use too high a temperature or reheat too long, you will burn the food. It's just like using a fry pan to reheat your food.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
dgc49
 - Shakopee
answer 6
I think if it's less than 14 lbs you probably could - it would probably just take like 5 mins. or something to make it hot and get the outside crispy. Just MAKE SURE your pre-cooked turkey is DRY before SLOWLY lowering it into the oil.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
polarbeargirl
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 7
I wouldn't. It's best to re-heat a pre-cooked turkey in the oven.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
reigninmetwo
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 8
It should be fine, just make sure the turkey is not frozen and has no gravy on it. Follow the directions for cooking a turkey breast and check it often so it will not burn.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 9
This unit is designed to 'cook' food. If your turkey is precooked why would you want to deep fry it? You would just end up with over cooked turkey.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 10
No, you would totally overcook it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 11
Absolutely. BUT - since the turkey is already cooked, you dont need to leave it in the fryer as long. 45 minutes will leave you with a turkey that no one will be able to eat. I've been frying smoked turkeys for about 5 years and you only need to "cook" it for about 20 minutes. I use cajun butter seasoning and the turkey turns out great. You may need to fry 2 for Thanksgiving because the first one will be devoured before it reaches the table.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
FryingNGA
Question

when in use do you have a lot of steam from the top of this product? Does the top lock?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
RNChiTown
on Butterball Digital Electric Turkey Fryer, Stainless Steel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a fair amount of steam. The top does not lock.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Zena53
 - Anderson, IN
answer 2
Yes.
No.
There is no charcoal filter as you may find in some other frying apparatus.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
CCYou
answer 3
Only for the first 3 to 5 minutes. An exhaust fan above the unit works well, a drawn down fan not so well.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sealions
 - Dundee Illinois
answer 4
Fair amount but the vapors are filters through a foil type filter to prevent oil from escaping with the steam. No the top does not lock closed but it does seal up very well during cooking.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Shafferfarm
 - Meridian, ID
answer 5
There is some steam but not alot. The top does not lock.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
KofCcook
 - Point Pleasant, New Jersey
answer 6
no the top does not lock
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
millerr
 - coram ny
answer 7
steam is not bad - lid does not lock but power cord attaches via magnet in case it gets pulled it will pull apart easily and not pull unit off counter.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
ginormous
 - Alton, il
answer 8
Yes, steam is released from the top. It's filtered first. The top does not lock. The top also folds in half so that it locks in place when the lid is open. It's awkward at first, but easily to get used to.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
PhanthomShopper
 - Freehold, NJ
answer 9
If you pat dry the turkey with paper towels (as they suggest after rinsing to make certain there are no ice crystals), then there will be a little steam that comes up thru the vents in the lid. If turkey is still wet, then alot of steam...

The lid does not lock, but does cover the complete top of the unit.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
therealkevster
 - Richmond, VA
answer 10
You need to dry off foods as much as possible before you put them in the oil. If you do there isn't much steam at all. The top does not lock but I've never seen the need for it to.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
JimInWichita
 - Wichita, KS
answer 11
The top doesn't lock, but does close securely. the only steam came from opening fryer whilr frying. The steam is well contained. Very little smell I even fried fish and there was almost no fish smell compared to a stove fry. If I had to choose again this would be my choice over and over and I can be picky at times...I loved it!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
NLRN
 - NEWARK, DE
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