The Bayou Classic 32-Quart Stainless Steel Fryer Pot turkey fryer has a powerful burner with a high heating capacity, and it can cook a turkey up to 18 pounds in under an hour. This fryer also includes a handful of safety features, although it lacks a vital one.
It’s recommended you only fry turkeys under 18 pounds in this 32-quart pot. Frying a turkey over 18 pounds can cause an oil spill, serious injury or even a fire. If you need a smaller outdoor turkey fryer, try the Cabela’s Ultimate turkey fryer.
The burner has a heat capacity of 55,000 Btu, so it can heat the oil and pot very quickly. It uses a maximum of 3 gallons of oil, which is slightly less than most outdoor propane turkey fryers can handle.
This turkey fryer doesn’t have an auto shut-off, which would automatically turn it off if it were to overheat. However, it includes a few other safety features. For instance, it has a vented lid, a poultry rack and a lifting hook. The lifter and poultry rack work similarly to a cooking basket, helping you place the turkey into the pot and remove it after cooking.
This outdoor turkey fryer doesn’t include many convenience features, but it does have a thermometer. The thermometer helps you ensure the oil doesn’t get too hot and that the turkey is cooked throughout.
Like most manufacturers, Bayou Classic covers its turkey fryer with a one-year warranty. You can find an online manual on the company’s website, which is convenient if you lose the physical manual the fryer comes with. The site even has a handful of frequently asked questions about frying a turkey. Additionally, you can contact the manufacturer by email for help and support.