Love fried turkey on Thanksgiving? There may be a safer way to fry.
Consumer Reports says that electric turkey fryers are much safer. Testers checked out a new model from Butterball that costs as little as $117 and can go right on the countertop.
Testers fried a 12-pound turkey in the Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer. Forty-eight minutes later, out came a nicely browned, juicy turkey.
"It's definitely faster than roasting. The turkey was great. The thighs were a little bit oily, but other than that, it was delicious," Bernie Deitrick, with Consumer Reports, said.
Clean-up was easy, too. A lid helps prevent spattered oil, and a drain makes it easy to empty out the oil.