Pros / This outdoor turkey fryer has an auto shut-off.
Cons / It has a heat output of only 34,000 Btu, which is lower than most outdoor fryers.
Verdict / The Cabela’s Ultimate turkey fryer is a safe, albeit fairly slow, fryer that can handle large turkeys.
The Cabela’s Ultimate is a good option for people who want an outdoor, propane turkey fryer that is safe to use. This fryer includes extra safety features and a drain valve, which isn’t standard on outdoor models.
This turkey fryer has a 29-quart stock pot and can fry up to a 20-pound turkey, which is great if you plan to serve a crowd. You can also use it to prepare other foods such as deep-fried fish or vegetables. This device creates 34,000 Btu of heat, which is powerful but not quite as hot as some of its competitors. The Cabela’s Ultimate works well and can prepare moist, well-cooked turkey, but if you want more power, the Bayou Classic 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer Pot will fill the bill.
We were happy to find that the Cabela’s Ultimate turkey fryer includes an auto shut-off, which keeps the cooking oil from rising above 475 degrees Fahrenheit – an excellent safety feature. It also includes a turkey rack and lifter to help you gently and safely immerse the turkey in and remove it from the hot oil, which can be a delicate task. The fryer comes with a stand for the pot and cooking elements to keep everything securely in place as you cook outside. However, it doesn’t have a vented lid to release steam.
The Cabela’s Ultimate doesn’t have a timer or indicator lights, but that’s typical of outdoor, propane turkey fryers. A such, it’s important to keep a timer on hand – whether you use a phone timer or a standard cooking timer – so you don’t overcook your turkey.
This outdoor turkey fryer comes with a deep fry thermometer to keep track of the oil’s temperature, and you can adjust the flame with a regulator. To help with cleanup, this turkey fryer has a convenient drain valve you can use to safely release the used, cooled cooking oil. Cabela’s offers an industry-standard one-year warranty with this turkey cooker.
The Cabela’s Ultimate turkey fryer pot is a sufficient option if you’re interested in an outdoor unit that is operated by propane. It has the ability to fry up to a 20-pound turkey; it just may take a bit longer than stronger outdoor propane units.