The Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer is the stress-free way to fry your turkey.

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The Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer is the stress-free way to fry your turkey. With no hot cooking oil to purchase, splatter, or dispose of, the Char-Broil Big Easy gives you a delicious, safe, and simple alternative to oil-fried turkey. The Big Easy uses infrared heat to cook a turkey from start to finish just as quickly as oil-frying - and, of course, food cooked without oil is healthier, too! The meat is always cooked evenly inside of a double-wall cylindrical cooking chamber, powered by a fully enclosed propane burner: Char-Broil's patented Heat Wave infrared technology prevents flare-ups, eliminates hot and cold spots, and delivers juicy, crisp, and flavorful results every time.

Safely cook a turkey (up to 16 lbs.) or chicken in about 8 to 10 minutes per pound - there's no waiting for the oil to heat up. Roasts and most other large cuts of meat cook for slightly longer. You can prepare your bird or meat with the same injectable marinade you already use, or you can use seasoned rubs on the outside - which is not an option with traditional fryers. Experience the flavor when infrared heat circles the cooker to penetrate the meat evenly and seal in juices. The result is a bird that's moist on the inside and crispy on the outside without the risk, hassle or added fat and calories of oil. Measures 24.5"H with a 21.1" diameter; weighs 30 lbs. Accessories specifically for The Big Easy include: Rib Hooks (model # 4184318); Hinged Basket (4184795); Cover (495782); and Leg Racks (2248975).

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  • Char-Broil's patented infrared cooking technology prevents flare-ups, eliminates hot and cold spots, and delivers juicy, crisp, and flavorful results every time
  • Prepare perfect turkeys (up to 16 lbs.), chickens, beef roasts, pork tenderloins, and other large cuts of meat with injectable marinades - or use seasoned rubs on the outside (not an option with traditional fryers)
  • No hot oil to burn, splatter, or spill! Save money and stress without having to purchase or dispose of any oil - and, of course, the food is healthier, too!
  • Includes cooker, cooking basket, lifter, meat thermometer, and quick start cooking guide
  • Measures 24.5"H with a 21.1" diameter and weighs 30 lbs.
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Ask anyone to describe food prepared inside The Big Easy and "juicy" is the first word you're likely to hear - followed by tender, moist, and flavorful. Instead of oil, the infrared heat penetrates the meat evenly and seals the juices inside. The result is a bird that’s moist inside and crispy outside—just as fried turkey should be.

Turkeys cooked in The Big Easy are prepared the same way as in traditional fryers and can be injected with marinades. However, The Big Easy allows for the use of rubs and seasoning flavor to be used on the outside, which can wash away with traditional turkey fryers. A removable drip pan located underneath The Big Easy heating chamber catches all the bird’s flavorful juices, allowing cooks to retain the essential ingredients of homemade gravy for further preparation on the stovetop.

A healthy alternative to oil frying, the Char-Broil Big Easy actually does more than just fry turkeys—it can also safely cook chicken, pork tenderloin, beef roast and most large cuts of meat up to 16 pounds, all in about eight to 10 minutes per pound. Doneness is determined not by cook time, but by the turkey’s internal temperature, which is safely measured using a meat thermometer, included with The Big Easy.

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Thanksgiving just got a whole lot easier and healthier for those who love the juicy taste of fried turkey but hate the safety, cost and hassle issues related to cooking with oil. Because it’s oil-less, The Big Easy eliminates the dangers long associated with the incorrect and unsupervised use of deep fryers. Cooking occurs inside The Big Easy’s cylindrical, double-walled heating chamber, powered by a fully enclosed propane burner. The turkey or other meat is placed inside a drop-in basket that is lowered into the chamber and cooked with evenly distributed Infrared radiant heat.

We love the juicy and distinctive taste of fried turkey, but many of us have become increasingly wary of the fire dangers associated with deep fryers - and for good reason. In fact, firefighters and consumer product safety experts warn that unattended or improperly used turkey fryers can cause devastating house or deck fires. Cooking oil is combustible; therefore, if it is heated beyond its cooking temperature, then its vapors can ignite. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission noted "the majority of reported incidents occurred while the oil was being heated, prior to adding the turkey."The Big Easy offers the perfect safe and healthy solution—great fried turkey taste without the oil.

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Those who have fried a turkey using a traditional deep-fryer can testify that it is a labor-intensive process. Finding a safe location, buying oil, pre-heating the oil, cleaning up the mess and properly disposing of the used oil is inconvenient and time consuming.

Beyond being a "labor of love" for your family and friends, cooking with a traditional turkey fryer is also expensive proposition. That juicy, mouthwatering, crispy skinned result can put a significant dent in your wallet especially when it comes to buying the oil. Frying with peanut oil usually costs between $35-$40 per use. In addition to the cost, there is the problem of what to do with 3 to 4 gallons of peanut oil when the feast is over. Then the fun begins. Simply getting 3.5 to 4 gallons of used oil from a 26 to 30 quart pot back into a container or several containers is not a simple task. Then figuring out how and where to properly recycle the oil in your community is often a challenge.

The Char-Broil Big Easy eliminates all oil-related issues by simply eliminating the oil, allowing the backyard chef to spend less money and more time savoring the best turkey they have ever tasted. No more oil to buy and pre-heat. No more trying to figure out a safe, easy way to dispose of 3 to 4 gallons of used oil. Enjoy the convenience and savor the taste!

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What's in the box

  • Cooker
  • Cooking basket, basket lifter
  • Meat thermometer
  • Quick start cooking guide
  • Cool touch handles
  • Rotary ignition
  • Easy use grease tray
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Choking Hazard -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can big easy run on natural gas line coming from house?

    No. Natural gas (methane) has different properties than propane. Trying to use natural gas could be a safety hazard! Natural gas would not produce the same flame from the burner so the Big Easy would not work properly. Per the assembly instructions, "Use your appliance, as purchased, only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied."

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