Tips for Extending the Life of Your Electric Indoor Turkey Fryer

Posted October 30th, 2014. Filed under Fryer Tips Author Jessica Timmins

Your electric indoor turkey fryer is a valuable addition to your kitchen. Here are easy tips onthumbs-up-butterball-turkey-fryer caring for it so you’ll enjoy your fryer for years to come.

Taking care of your electric indoor turkey fryer is not a challenging, laborious task that requires complicated techniques. It’s so simple you’d think people didn’t need to be told how to do it. So, for the sake of not having to say “I told you so”, follow these tips. You won’t regret my advice and your fryer will give you many years of use and enjoyment.

  1. The indoor Butterball turkey fryer measures approximately 15″ x 14″ x 14″ and weighs about 20 lbs. Make sure the fryer is placed on a level and solid surface and not tilting to avoid tipping and falling.
  2. Store cord in the hideaway storage compartment but only after the fryer has cooled down. The hideaway compartment is a great safety feature as it prevents the cord from dangling. Avoid using an extension cord as it may cause entanglements and tripping.
  3. The indoor Butterball turkey fryer is safe to put on countertops but for safety purposes, avoid using it on a surface that has cabinets or other items on top. Do not place it near a hot gas or electric stove or a heated oven. Never move it while it is in use.
  4. Don’t cook turkey or other frozen food in the turkey fryer until it is completely thawed. Pat food items dry with paper towels before deep-frying them in your fryer. Oil and water don’t mix and a splattering of oil will occur, possibly resulting to burns on you, stains on the wall and worse, fire.
  5. Never put more than the recommended amount of food in the fryer to avoid spillage and improperly cooked food.
  6. Never turn on the fryer or use it if there is no oil or water in the inner pot. This can cause severe or total damage to the fryer and may cause fire accidents.
  7. Never pour oil over the fill line. It might spill over and cause the above-mentioned incidents.
  8. If oil starts to smoke, turn off fryer immediately and unplug.
  9. When lowering basket with food, do it slowly to prevent oil from boiling over.
  10. When lifting and draining basket after cooking, make sure the drain clips are securely in place before releasing the handle.
  11. Never allow children and pets near the fryer while it is operating.
  12. Never use the appliance if a part has been damaged, like the cord.

Cleaning Your Turkey Fryer

  1. Let your turkey fryer cool after use before attempting to clean it.
  2. Clean the outer stainless steel compartment after every use with damp, not wet, washcloth. Wipe out any oil and turkey rub spots that may have spilled.
  3. Do not immerse cord, plug or any part of the control panel in water. This action will cause electrocution to the person and damage the fryer.
  4. Always unplug and disconnect the cord immediately after use and before cleaning the unit.

Keep these safety measures in mind every time you use your indoor Butterball electric turkey fryer and it will serve you well for many years.

About Jessica Timmins

Jessica Timmins is a freelance writer who works out of her home while raising her children. Although she has an educational background in education her true passion is the written word. She enjoys writing informational content for websites and blogs as well as sharing her personal experiences through stories and blog posts. She has an obsession with using correct grammar and punctuation.
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2 Responses so far

  1. leslie says:

    Thanks for the info. If you have any good fryer recipes, please e-mail me. I just got my fryer yesterday and haven’t used it. thanks

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