Pros / This unit has an auto shut-off feature that turns off the unit if it gets too hot.

Cons / This turkey fryer does not have a vented lid or a drain valve.

 Verdict / The Eastman Outdoors 37069 turkey fryer includes a load of safety features that will help you have a safe cooking experience, and this unit’s Btu output can cook a turkey very quickly.

The Eastman Outdoors 37069 outdoor turkey fryer is a great option if you want to fry large turkeys at Thanksgiving time or even all year round – as long as the weather allows it. Its list of safety features and frying abilities helped it round out our top turkey fryers and earn our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.

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  • Capacity
  • Maximum Turkey Size
  • Btus
  1. This is the total cooking space in each fryer.
    More is Better
  2. 3  Eastman Outdoors
    30.0 qts
  3. 10.0 qts
  4. 30.0 qts
  5. Category Average
    24.0 qts

Frying

This Eastman Outdoors turkey fryer can cook up to a 20-pound turkey, which is big. It cooks the turkey in a 30-quart capacity stock pot that sits on top of a propane burner. The 30-quart size is fairly normal for a propane turkey fryer.

This unit has a Btu (British thermal unit) capacity of 65,000, which is very powerful and will heat the oil and pot very quickly. You can cook with a maximum of 3.75 gallons of cooking oil when using this unit to fry a turkey, which is normal for an outdoor turkey fryer of this size.

Safety

This Eastman Outdoors turkey fryer can cook up to a 20-pound turkey, which is big. It cooks the turkey in a 30-quart capacity stock pot that sits on top of a propane burner. The 30-quart size is fairly normal for a propane turkey fryer.

This unit has a Btu (British thermal unit) capacity of 65,000, which is very powerful and will heat the oil and pot very quickly. You can cook with a maximum of 3.75 gallons of cooking oil when using this unit to fry a turkey, which is normal for an outdoor turkey fryer of this size.

Convenience

When you’re frying a turkey, you’ll want to make sure you have a timer ready – either on your phone or a standard cooking timer – because this turkey fryer doesn’t have a built-in one. It also doesn’t have a drain valve, which makes disposing of the used oil a bit more difficult. It lacks indicator lights as well. It's worth noting that indicator lights and built-in timers are not usually included with outdoor turkey fryers.

You do get a thermostat with this unit. The thermostat can tell you the temperature of the oil and the turkey, or other food that you are cooking. It’s important to use the thermometer regularly while you’re using the unit to ensure the oil does not get too hot and that the turkey cooks fully inside.

Warranty & Support

This Eastman Outdoors turkey fryer is backed by a one-year warranty. This is a normal warranty period for outdoor turkey fryers. We were disappointed, however, to find that Eastman Outdoors doesn’t offer the product manual on its website, which would allow you to view it anytime, or any instructional videos on how to use the unit.

If you need to contact the manufacturer for any warranty issues or customer service, representatives are available by phone and email, but there is not a live chat function on the website. You can browse helpful frequently asked questions about the unit on the website at any time.

Summary

The Eastman Outdoors 37069 outdoor turkey fryer is a great option for people who are looking to fry turkeys for the first time or even those who are experienced in turkey frying. This unit is equipped with a lot of features that will keep your frying safe, and you’ll be able to cook up to a 20-pound turkey in a flash compared to cooking a turkey in a conventional oven.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Frying

Frying
100%
Capacity (quarts)
30
Maximum Turkey Size (pounds)
20
Indoor or Outdoor
Outdoor
Ignition Type
Propane
Maximum Oil Needed (gallons)
3.75
Btus
65,000

Convenience

Timer
Thermostat
Drain Valve
Indicator Lights

Safety

Safety
95%
Auto Shut-Off
Temperature Control
Vented Lid
Lifter
Cooking Basket
Stand

Warranty & Support

Warranty
1 Year
Online Manual
Instructional Videos
Phone
Email
FAQs