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smokin Jim
10-30-2008, 09:54 PM
Has anyone had anything to do with the "ultimate turkey cooker"? I bought one and only tried it once. Turned out OK, I guess, but I wasn't overly enthused by it. Maybe I just need to give it another try.

Bbq Bubba
10-30-2008, 10:49 PM
Has anyone had anything to do with the "ultimate turkey cooker"? I bought one and only tried it once. Turned out OK, I guess, but I wasn't overly enthused by it. Maybe I just need to give it another try.


Need more info please.

smokin Jim
10-31-2008, 07:01 AM
This is just a cast iron pot with acone inside to distribute the heat. You just set it on a propane burner and adjust the heat until you get the temp you want for the cook. There is no oil or anything else in the pot. You can also use it for making stews etc. I bought it at Menard's.

Fatback Joe
10-31-2008, 07:15 AM
Never have used one. My uncle said he has one and he loves it..........but, honestly, that ain't saying much. I have yet to see one in action.

Bbq Bubba
10-31-2008, 07:27 AM
Sorry, can't even find it under Google?? :shrug:

Dysartsmoker
10-31-2008, 10:07 AM
Need some pics Jim

Willkat98
10-31-2008, 10:30 AM
Sorry, can't even find it under Google?? :shrug:

you looky wrong placey

http://epicurious.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/17/bigeasy.jpg

SmokyOkie
10-31-2008, 03:40 PM
Charbroil Big Easy (http://www.charbroil.com/Consumer/ProductSeriesPromo.aspx?ProductSeriesID=95)

Claims to be infrared. I first saw them last year at Lowe's. they caught my curiosity at first until I saw that it was basically just a high tech turkey roaster. If I'm not mistaken, they say it takes about 15-20 minutes per pound to roast a bird, about the same as a conventional oven.

When I first saw them, they wanted well over $100 for them. I saw them on a clearance rack the other day for about $50.

JamesB
10-31-2008, 04:52 PM
Maybe this is the one smokin jim was refering too?

http://www.campchef.com/sites/campchef/images/products/tdo20.jpg

http://www.campchef.com/catalog/item/7/61/0/TDO20/153/Ultimate+Roaster+-+Seasoned+Cast+Iron+Pot.html

Have not used one and not sure I would bother... JMO.

smokin Jim
10-31-2008, 09:34 PM
James B, that is the one I am talking about.

SmokyOkie
10-31-2008, 09:41 PM
So Jim, is it like two cast iron kinda dutch oven things that clamshell together?

How do you cook with it? coals above above and below?

Chargrilled
11-01-2008, 07:45 AM
Thats what Im thinkin Okie, looks interesting. Wonder what the cookin times would be with that unit. hummmmmmmmmm.

chef schwantz
11-01-2008, 10:58 AM
I don't know guys, seems like a lot of weight to haul around for a purpose that essentially can be duplicated in an oven or grill. And how would you get that good smoke flavor through all that cast iron? JMHO

SmokyOkie
11-01-2008, 04:42 PM
I don't know guys, seems like a lot of weight to haul around for a purpose that essentially can be duplicated in an oven or grill. And how would you get that good smoke flavor through all that cast iron? JMHO

I'm not sure that they claim it to be a smoker, just a cooker.

smokin Jim
11-01-2008, 05:52 PM
It is just a cooker. You can use it over charcoal or over a propane burner. It is a "convection style" cast iron cooker. Like I said, I have only cooked one turkey in it and while it was alright, I think I can do a better job with some practice.

SmokyOkie
11-01-2008, 09:41 PM
It is just a cooker. You can use it over charcoal or over a propane burner. It is a "convection style" cast iron cooker. Like I said, I have only cooked one turkey in it and while it was alright, I think I can do a better job with some practice.


I do great in the oven, the deep fryer and the smoker, so I think I;ll pass on educating myself to learn another method.:msn-wink:

BTW- What are you going to get for your contest prize?

smokin Jim
11-01-2008, 10:21 PM
A box of cherry wood. That is if they can ship it to Canada.

Chargrilled
11-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Manitoba, i was trying to figure that out.


:smack:Im slow

PigCicles
11-02-2008, 07:37 AM
Might have been alcohol induced Trav :msn-wink:

Smokin Bill
11-20-2008, 10:33 PM
you looky wrong placey

http://epicurious.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/17/bigeasy.jpg

Willkat98, I saw a cooker that looked just like this one on Food Network the other night but it was a hot oil cooker. I really liked the one they used because there was no open flame which is probably the most dangerous part of turkey deep frying. Anybody know about that one?

SmokyOkie
11-20-2008, 10:50 PM
I takes about 3 hours to cook a 12 pound bird with it. I've never seen a flameless gas fueled turkey fryer.

I have one of these Masterbuilt (http://www.masterbuilt.com/prod_turkeyfryers.html) but I can attest to the fact that it isn't worth a sheeeeeeeeeit for frying a turkey. It is great for fish, chicken, fries and the like.

Smokin Bill
11-20-2008, 11:08 PM
I've never seen a flame-less gas fueled turkey fryer.

GET OUT!!! :roflmaoha0:

To tell ya the truth, they are all flame-less gas fueled turkey fryers till you light them. :roflmaoha0:

Boy do I feel stupid; but the one on Food Network didn't look gas fired, they must have hidden the hose very well. Heck the electric part is what made it so attractive looking anyway; much more fire safe (I would think).

SmokyOkie
11-21-2008, 11:12 AM
Well which one did you see?

Smokin Bill
11-21-2008, 02:24 PM
Well which one did you see?
I dont know, it was on Paula Dean's Christmas special, her boys fried a turkey in it; it did look like the one pictured in this thread.

JohnnyReb
01-26-2009, 09:26 AM
Charbroil Big Easy (http://www.charbroil.com/Consumer/ProductSeriesPromo.aspx?ProductSeriesID=95)

Claims to be infrared. I first saw them last year at Lowe's. they caught my curiosity at first until I saw that it was basically just a high tech turkey roaster. If I'm not mistaken, they say it takes about 15-20 minutes per pound to roast a bird, about the same as a conventional oven.

When I first saw them, they wanted well over $100 for them. I saw them on a clearance rack the other day for about $50.


where was this on clearance for $50 at?

SmokyOkie
01-26-2009, 04:29 PM
I think it was at the local Basstard Pro shop

JamesB
01-27-2009, 07:39 AM
I've also seen them being clearanced at the local Home Depots.