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If you bought yourself the best oil-free turkey fryer, you are probably so excited about using it that storage never came to mind. I can understand where you are coming from because, hey let us face it, the moment the most of us who use turkey fryers discover that such an invention exists, we are often beside ourselves. The excitement makes all the sense in the world because if you have ever tried to prepare turkey using a conventional oven, you know how frustrating it is.
Can you imagine spending a lot of time preparing the bird, making sure it is properly spiced and marinated, and then you stuff it in the oven? You give it enough time to cook. You even probe it with an internal meat thermometer. You even poke it with toothpicks or knives to make sure that red fluid does not come out. Despite all of that effort, out comes a bird that has a clammy and rubbery exterior. Totally disgusting and unacceptable. You then carve through the bird, and guess what, there are areas that are still undercooked.
All of this has happened despite your best efforts. All of this has happened despite your optimum preparation and time. It seems that regardless how much effort you put into baking a turkey the traditional way, you are still essentially rolling the dice. This is the reality most people face when they are preparing their turkey Thanksgiving dinner.
Thankfully, the oil-free turkey fryer has made this experience go away. They are distant memories. You just put in the bird, set the time and, like clockwork, you get the very best turkey. What do I mean by the very finest turkey? You have a nice, crispy exterior. The moment you bite into the skin of your turkey, it is like biting into the skin of rotisserie-cooked chicken.
The best part is the flavor of the meat is locked in because the fat that got melted at the exterior of the bird essentially seals in all of the goodness of the meat inside. On top all of this, when you cut through the very center of the bird, there are no red spots. This is why a lot of people are going crazy over the oil-less turkey fryer technology.
The problem is you might get too far ahead of yourself because it is one thing to buy this appliance; it is another to store it. Do yourself a big favor and make sure you read the manual closely. In many cases, the oil-less turkey fryer needs to be disassembled so you could store it in smaller spaces.
When going over the manual instructions, make sure you don’t rush through the disassemble. You might end up knocking loose a connection or otherwise
If you have a room to spare, then it would probably be a good idea to wipe down the oil-free turkey fryer, make sure it is properly dry and that there is no smell. This is really important. Make sure that there is no smell. Why? We are talking about cockroaches. I know you find that is disgusting. I know that is something you really do not want to think about, but believe me, if you are storing any kind of kitchen appliance, and I am not just talking about your turkey fryer here, where it has some smelly grease, it is only a matter of time until that kitchen appliance attracts the attention of your local neighborhood cockroaches.
I do not care if you live in the best neighborhoods in the United States. Believe me, there are cockroaches there. So, do yourself a big favor, make sure that you disassemble the items correctly and make sure that there are no grease spots or anything smelly. Once you are able to do that, you can then store away your oil-free turkey fryer with maximum peace of mind.
Besides the roach issue, make sure you keep your fryer parts away from excess moisture. While the main chamber and the lid of the fryer will be just fine, make sure that heating element as well as the cord is kept in a moisture-free area. Since these are electrical parts, any moisture might cause serious problems. Indeed, if you’re cooking with electronic appliances and you splash water on the appliances, you run the risk of suffering a short circuit. This can greatly reduce the operational life of your appliances. On top of all these necessary precautions, you have to make sure you store the parts in a place that has nice free flowing air or a dry enough area to ensure optimal drying.