Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer, 20 lb. Capacity with Timer, new 2016 model

Walmart # 552116972

Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer, 20 lb. Capacity with Timer, new 2016 model

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  • Safely fries turkeys up to 20 lbs.
  • Uses one third less oil than traditional fryers
  • Fry, boil, or steam
  • Fry, steam, or boil your favorite foods with the Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer by Masterbuilt. The fryer uses 1/3 less oil than traditional fryers and can cook up to a 20 lb. turkey in just 4 minutes per pound. Clean-up is easy with the built-in drain valve and dishwasher safe components. The Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer is designed and tested to meet commercial standards and is the safe way to fry turkey.

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  • Safely fries turkeys up to 20 lbs.
  • Uses one third less oil than traditional fryers
  • Fry, boil, or steam
  • Brand
    Recommended Location
    Outdoor, Indoor
    Silver, Black
    Manufacturer Part Number
    Assembled Product Weight
    25.7279 POUNDS
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
    18.11 x 20.87 x 17.83 Inches
    Customer Reviews
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    Simple and easy to use

    First test turkey done. 11 pound 44 minutes cooking time. Best one I've ever cooked. I'm thawing my second bird a 17 pounder. I will try the injection of butter this time.
    Perfect bird restingYum yum

    Questionable, whether to recommend to a friend

    I bought this fryer, in the hopes of frying a turkey, in my kitchen. When I received it and removed it from the box. I was initially impressed, with it. However. Once cleaned and ready to plug in? I found the cord, was only 30 inches long. Add to that, it connects, in the front of the fryer. This made it impossible to plug in, on any kitchen counter. After placing it on the floor near an outlet, Its size, made it dangerous, for pedestrian traffic. As it needed to be placed, away from the wall. After adding the oil and turning it on. The preheat cycle, took 45 minutes. Once this was all done. The frying portion, of the preparation, was exactly what they say. 10 pound turkey= 40 minutes. In my estimation. The cord, could have either plugged in from the back, or made longer. Never the less. The turkey was crisp on the outside and happily, very juicy, on the inside.

    A deep-fat fryers DREAM!

    After much research into several different styles and models of Turkey Fryer, we settled on the Butterball unit by Masterbuilt. We went with an indoor unit as we figured we’d get much more utility out of it during the rough Midwestern winters. Also this brand has a vaunted reputation from consumers online, real average folks who will put appliances through real-world conditions, not some manufacturer-sponsored lab environment. The fryer was already pretty well set up and with a quick wash of all the major parts and a gander through the instruction manual to ensure safety, I filled it with oil and fired it up. I’ve never used anything larger than a fry daddy or large pot so this thing seemed gargantuan by comparison. Nonetheless, thanks to the numerous Youtube videos watched, I had a good idea about a few things. For my maiden fryer voyage I did a 7 pound whole chicken. For seasoning I simply used the same as I always do except I made a rub and put it all over the chicken. Also, I injected the breasts and thighs for flavor. Using 2 gallons of oil for my 7 pound bird it took the fyer about 40 minutes to heat up. I cooked the chicken for 40 minutes using the 5 minutes/pound + 5 minutes formula, in vegetable oil. The internal temp was a scorching 185 degrees upon lifting the bird out. The chicken was absolutely beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. The entire skin of the chicken was a crispy golden brown and accented by the seasoning adorned upon the entire outside of the chicken. The legs and wings came right off the chicken by hand and the breast meat was juicy and flavorful through and through. Huge surprise for me was that the chicken was just as juicy the next day when heated up in the….Microwave! That never happens with fried food. We let the unit cool down overnight and then drained the oil out the next day. The tub that cooks the chicken is coated with a non-stick material and it lifts completely out of the unit. This allowed me to close the drain valve and fill the tub with soapy water and clean. The small amount of grease and sediments on the bottom came right out. No ‘elbow grease’ needed to scrub! I was extremely satisfied with this experience. A few thoughts to consider: First, if you plan to do fried turkey for thanksgiving and are planning to get an inside unit, this one is hard to beat. However, consider the size of this unit. It can fry up to an 18-20l pound bird so it will need plenty of counter space. If all of your counters are covered by your cabinets this means you will have to find something like a small table or other surface as you won’t be able to open the lid on this. As well, you will need a place to store it when not in use and again, if you have very limited storage space you might be mindful of this going in. They do make smaller units by the same manufacturer and many people can get by with the smaller one as it can still fry up 10-plus pond birds. Also, the technology employed in this is sufficient that you can use any type of cooking oil, not just the highly expensive peanut oil. Another reason we went with this unit is that it steams and boils as well. My wife, mother and mother-in-law are big fans of steamed crab legs and we all love steam pots with vegetables and potatoes. We have family gatherings at least once every couple of months and we can do fish fries, wing parties and not have to worry with going outside if the weather isn’t permissible. Online reviews drove our purchase and please avail yourself of all the wonderful ‘how-to’ vidoes on youtube; it has given us so MANY ideas! All told, we are pleased with this fryer’s performance, and promises of many delicious meals to come.

    Turkey fryer

    Item is great!!!!! Turkey was great for thanksgiving!!!!! Chicken was great! This was just the best investment ever. Me and my family was happy for sure.

    A good Thanksgiving Feast

    I was hesitant when my husband said he wanted to fry the turkey this year! I was so pleasantly surprised with a moist dinner for my guest! The photo is here! It was easy to set up and clean afterwards too!

    Butterball Turkey Fryer.

    I've only got to use this fryer one time but have been completely satisfied with it. The best part of the fryer (except for the delicious turkey) is the VERY easy cleanup. Everything can go in the dishwasher (other than the heating element). I'm looking forward to using this fryer for Christmas.

    Great Fryer

    The Butterball XL Turkey Fryer is a great product. I researched this fryer using internet reviews, and watched numerous Youtube videos before purchasing. It is safe, convenient, and easy to use. So far, I have fried two turkeys, and fried chicken wings, all while the fryer sits on our contertop. We bought this a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. It will cook a turkey in 4 minutes per pound. The turkey comes out tender, juicy, and not greasy at all. For extra juciness and taste, we injected the turkey with seasoning juice before frying. We used Peanut oil, and made sure the oil was fresh and clean. I could not get the outside skin to crisp, as I had seen on the video demonstration, but I believe I will have to adjust my turkey preparation. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. Watch the YouTube videos by the maker, Masterbilt, or carefully follow the supplied instructions which will make your frying process simple, safe, and a success.

    Tender & Juicy

    It's a wonderful thing and I love it. For those whom like turkey during the winter holidays, this fryer is a must buy. I promise you won't regret it. FYI, there's packing material underneath the bottom of the oil pan at the base of the unit. I didn't know this until the day after I fried the turkey. I found cardboard and bubble wrap and needless to say, some of the bubble wrap melted. I noticed it when I started to dismantle the turkey fryer to drain the oil. After you remove the control panel, push up on the oil pan from the bottom to remove it with ease, then you will have access to the packing materials. The turkey cooks 3-4 minutes per pound. My ten pound turkey cooked for 35 minutes. Be sure to inject it with a marinade before you fry it. I used a store bought marinade. I also melted a half a stick of butter and added it to the marinade. I also seasoned the skin with olive oil and McCormick's Grill Masters chicken seasoning before the frying process. My fried turkey was tender and juicy. Good Luck!!


    My family has fried turkey's for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year since 1999 with the traditional propane fryer. My dad or brother were the ones that always did the frying since I was afraid to use the propane. This year I seen the Butterball XL Turkey Fryer at the Walmart store I shop at regularly. I wasn't sure if it would be as good as the propane fryer but I was excited to be able to fry the turkey myself this year. I felt so much safer using the electric fryer and loved that fact that I could do it inside my house instead of out in the driveway. I can say it fries the turkey just as well if not better than the propane fryer. It seemed like it took less time as well. Clean up for the fryer was quick and easy, I love the little spout you attach to drain the oil. Once everything is cooled it only takes a few minutes to clean everything up! I definitely recommend this fryer!

    Very good but leaked

    We cooked a whole chicken at 350 degrees to test our new fryer before Thanksgiving. The unit heated up in about 40 minutes and maintained the temparature throughout. From a Youtube video (and since the instuctions didn't have cooking time for a whole chicken), we cooked the bird for 5 minutes per pound plus 5 at 350 and it came out to a little over 165 degrees. Chicken was deliciious - crispy outside and juicy inside. We had oil coming out all over the kitchen counter during cooking. After it cooled down, we found that the drainage spout (not the attachment) was lealing. We tightened it up and tested it with water which seemed to fix the problem. I hope it doesn't happen again on Turkey Day! Overall it's a very good product. Cord is short. Instructions do NOT have much in the way of recipes. DON"T waste your money buying the "Dad-Gum" healthy book as it doesn;t have much in frying recipes at all.
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