babystewie wrote:For those owners, have you fried other things in it?
We absolutely love this fryer and have it on our kitchen counter as a permanent fixture. Ironically, we've never used it to fry a turkey. Hubby worked at a home improvement store and saw many of these returned because they wouldn't hold a high enough temperature to keep the bird cooking. At least that's what was said when the customers made their returns.
Anyway, the temp dial says it goes up to 375, but after measuring the pre-heated oil a few times, we found that the temps were short by about 25 degrees. So the highest it will cook at is 350.
However, all things considered, this is an absolutely excellent fryer. We highly recommend using peanut oil for its high burn temp and fabulous flavor. We've loved making our own tortilla chips out of plain tortillas, chimichangas, potato chips, fried pickles, plantains, and a variety of frozen foods (tater tots, chicken fingers, etc.). Creating new dishes has also been a favorite family activity.
Other notes: The fryer also comes with an easy-release cord where a magnet is used to hold it in place; if the cord is tugged at all, it comes off of the fryer. Its size insists that it be a continual countertop presence, as filling and draining the tub are time-consuming and can be messy (unless you know you'll only bring it out for special occasions). The "Ready" light is a wonderful convenience.
We highly recommend this fryer.