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So is that basically an air fryer?
More of an Infrared cooker, but also convection. There is a circle of gas jets between the outer wall and inner pot that radiates heat inward toward the food. The other nice thing besides making great turkey is you get all the drippings in a pull out cup underneath to make gravy. That does not happen with oil frying. Check out the reviews. Almost 5 stars.So is that basically an air fryer?
You need to find another one, stat! LOLI love fried turkey. The key is to put the turkey in the empty pot fill with water until it covers the bird, take out turkey and mark water line. Don't put more oil than the line and it will not overflow. The price and left over oil got was a lot so I got one of the Big Easy oil less turkey fryers and used it for many years. It was really fantastic. Crispy skin, juicy turkey, and done outside and fast. Over the years we used it, it paid for itself in the oil I saved. Sold it when we moved.
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Same here. At the very least, slide out the grease tray and scrape the crispy bits down the hole. They make great little wicks for a good fire.Yep, learned my lesson on this VERY early with my Genesis (original). Sadly though I occasionally forget and have had a few small small grease conflagrations. But, bottom line I never let them get bad enough to fuel a large fire. The carbon on the bottom pull out drawer will fuel a really good fire though if allowed to build up. And not only that it smells nasty as well
I get where you are coming from, gas grills can flare up and be scary, but I think the real danger for starting fires in dry conditions, is with sparks that fly away from the grill. Whenever I use a chimney or move around coals there are embers that fly away to wherever. A grease fire in a gas grill will not have the same spreading potential, IMHO.Well, first of all friends don't let friends grill on gas grills. LOL Seriously, after reading all these posts about gas grill fires I had to chuckle. Why?
Because every summer if it gets dry in our forest they outlaw charcoal grills in favor of the much SAFER gas grills. These post show what a bunch of BS that these laws are. A well maintained charcoal gas grill is much safer than a gas grill in all situations IMO. I carry a small Napeolon gas grill in my RV because of these laws. Never have used it in the forest though. I just put it out front of the RV & hook up the tank when the law drives by that is what they see. When they go home for the evening I get out my charcoal grill, put it behind the RV & fix some real BBQ. And I have not set off one forest fire yet. You know what they say there is more than one way to skin a cat so to speak. Some laws were made to be broken & these posts show that. Gas grills should never be used in a dry forest. PERIOD.
Well, when it comes to sparks & embers flying I don't have that problem. I have not used a charcoal chimney for a few years. So, I don't spread hot embers around. I put as much charcoal I need in the charcoal grill & use a propane torch, let it light lightly. And let it come up to temperature.I get where you are coming from, gas grills can flare up and be scary, but I think the real danger for starting fires in dry conditions, is with sparks that fly away from the grill. Whenever I use a chimney or move around coals there are embers that fly away to wherever. A grease fire in a gas grill will not have the same spreading potential, IMHO.
The trick is to find the motivation on one of those warmer winter days to give it a good "mini clean". Scrape and wipe everything down. Same thing happens with the car. Gets much more attention in the warmer weather;-)I clean mine plenty in the summer but they get wrecked in the winter. I grill 4-5 times a week and I don't give it a full clean between the end of November and April. I also use my charcoal a bit more in the summer than winter so winter is hard on my gasser. My grills would last much longer if I didn't have this problem