Masterbuilt 23011114 Butterball Indoor Gen III Electric Fryer Cooker Review

Editor rating

4.6/5 on July 12, 2015

User's rating

8 reviews

PROS

  • Overheat safety feature
  • Can steam and boil
  • Safe for indoor use
  • Adjustable thermostat

CONS

  • Slow to heat up – this is because large turkeys may cool the oil, so it may take longer for the oil to heat up.
  • Short 90-day warranty

VERDICT

The overall verdict is that this is the ideal turkey fryer for use indoors. It is durable and fits well on most countertops.   It is safe and well worth the investment, highly recommended by HomeCentric team.

The Masterbuilt Electric Fryer is popular for cooking deep-fried turkey for holidays or for a family and friends gathering.  With this fryer you can not only fry your favorites, but you can cook a whole meal at the same time.

Safety

Most people would prefer to fry their turkey outdoors just because of the size of the turkey, the amount of oil and the possibility of fire.  The Masterbuilt 23011114 is certified for indoor operation on the kitchen countertop.  It is designed for safety;  the exterior is stainless steel and the inner pot is porcelain-coated and safely contains oil.  This fryer uses 33% less oil than conventional fryers so you can cook large turkeys efficiently and safely.  No need to worry about oil spilling out over the sides.   The XL version of this fryer can accommodate up to a 20 pound turkey.  The heating element will only heat up when it is attached properly to the mounting bracket.

This unit also has an overheat safety feature so if the unit gets too hot above 375 degrees, it will shut off automatically.  To restart, unplug the unit and insert something small (such as a toothpick) into the small reset hole and push to the bottom.  This resets the fryer.

Features

Other features on the Masterbuilt Indoor Fryer are:

  • Chrome-coated wire cooking basket with drain clip
  • Thermostat for temperature control
  • Digital timer
  • Drain Valve that makes cleaning easy
  • Capability to steam vegetables or boil seafood

 The Masterbuilt fryer operates on 1650 watts.  Dimensions are 15.43L x 15.35W x 13.66H and it weighs approximately 14 pounds.  There are cavities in this fryer which are designed to catch condensation from steam and grease.  Frequently when you are steaming food, the cavities may get full before you are finished cooking.  When this happens, take a sponge and drain.

Cleaning

The manufacturer recommends that you clean the fryer before you use it for the first time.  You can clean the basket, inner pot, valve spout, and lifting hook with warm, soapy water.  The exterior can be wiped with a damp sponge or cloth and mild detergent.

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