My husband recently bought the Bayou BC3016 Deep Fryer because he wants to use it for the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. Being practical, I insisted that we try it out before then. So we set it up on our patio and cooked a turkey in it today. The oil heated up very quickly. I was amazed how quickly it cooked the turkey and how delicious it was! It took less than an hour to cook our turkey to perfection. This fryer is taller and more narrow than a standard deep fryer. It can also be used to steam foods. It is constructed of stainless steel and has an aluminum basket as well as a hook to help you safely insert or remove your food without getting burned. This fryer seems to be sturdy and well built and I think it will last a long time. Because of its size, it is a little tricky to clean, but I didn't find it to be too much of a challenge. I am looking forward to using it during family cook outs to make french fries because I'll be able to make a lot more at once in this fryer. If you don't have a lot of cabinet space, storing this could present a problem for you. We are storing ours in our garage. Overall this a great deep fryer and I absolutely love it. I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a large deep fryer. As I said, this is a recent purchase. Even though I own several other deep fryers (because I have a large kitchen filled with gadgets, I have a camper that I stock with appliances instead of taking my household appliance back and forth every time we go camping, because I like to try out the new models when they come out and because of combining my own appliances and my husband's appliances when we got married, not to mention the wedding gifts) my husband bought this one to use for our Thanksgiving turkey. Plus this is a large one that we use outside, not indoors.
La Rue, OH