November 8, 2010

Holiday Gift Series #1: Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer Giveaway!

Masterbuilt Butterball Fryer

When I received my very own Masterbuilt Turkery Fryer in the mail this week I was initially skeptical. Would it make my life easier, not harder? Would it produce the moist, delicious turkey I love, without making a huge mess and burning my fingers in the process? The answer? Yes. I kid you not, this machine is quite the thing when it comes cooking turkey this year. When I tried it this week the turkey came out perfectly cooked and tender. Best of all, I was able to cook the entire thing while my daughter was at school. Doing it for the first time while she wasn’t underfoot was helpful, though now I’ll be able to do it with her in the kitchen with no problem. It is that easy to use.

We all will be tackling a lot this Thanksgiving and I want to help make your cooking responsibilities easier. Fry up a turkey with this piece of machinery, Naptime Chef your Twice-Baked Potatoes and bake a nice big batch of Pumpkin Bars. That’s all you need for a great family meal!

To give you a quick summary, the Butterball Turkey Fryer from Masterbuilt has the following features:

•                     The fryer is retailed at $159.96

•                     Adjustable thermostat temperature control

•                     Stainless steel construction

•                     Porcelain-coated inner pot

•                     Digital timer

•                     Folding lid with window and filter

•                     Cooking basket with drain clip

•                     Drain Valve for easy cleaning

•                     Saves on oil – uses 1/3 less than conventional turkey fryers

•                     It can feed up to 8 people when frying a 14 lb turkey

Don’t believe me? Check out this fun video on how to use it.

To celebrate my newfound appreciation for this piece of machinery I am giving one away courtesy of Masterbuilt! The winner will also receive a $15 coupon for a Butterball Turkey and a copy of Dadgum That’s Good! A cookbook from John McLemore, the CEO of Masterbuilt.

To Enter For Your Chance to Win here are the rules:

1. Sign up for my newsletter on the upper left side of this page (I’ll be checking!)

2. Be a fan on my Facebook Fanpage here (I’ll be checking!)

3. Tell me how you think this Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer will help you this holiday season!

4. Contest runs from Monday November 8th through 11:59pm ET on Monday November 15th.

5. Winner will be selected by and has 5 days to claim his/her prize. After that the prize will be awarded to another person.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • LilBaybay

    I’ve never made a turkey except for once and that was in a bag…came out okay but I’d like to make a nice juicy turkey this year with all the trimmings for my family! I’d love to win one of those!!

  • Mary Beth

    This is a great way to make turkey all year round…especially in summer!

  • Sarah

    This would make my holidays easier as it would make me feel better about frying a turkey with two little ones running around!

  • Bd Stairways

    We’re cooking a big turkey dinner in December at a Chalet we’re going to! This would be awsome to bring!! And so easy with all our kiddies!

  • Phoebepeabody

    I was just thinking this weekend I would fry a turkey this year. We are doing Thanksgiving on Saturday instead of Thursday so I wanted to do something a little different than the traditional roast to shake things up.

  • Amanda

    This would be SO wonderful for Thanksgiving and Christmas! We will be frying turkeys for both and I have to do it outside, with TONS of oil (which has to be pre-measured so it doesn’t spew hot oil all over the place when you put the turkey in, don’t ask me how I know this….) and then clean-up is – yuck! Very excited about this one! 🙂


  • Mindorella00

    I would love to try a deep fried turkey ( I have made a whole turkey one other time). I have seen this on tv and they make it look so good and easy peasy. Plus, it could be used for a boil.

  • SarahT

    I just moved away from all of my family and will be hosting my first Thanksgiving. I have never prepared a turkey before and would love to attempt a fried turkey. I come from a long line of great cooks, so the pressure is on to make this a good Thanksgiving meal.

  • Awhitehead357

    1. signed up for newsletter –
    2. I am a fan on fb
    3. Well, fried turkey happens to be my favorite. My grandpa use to always make one. Now, he is not in the best of health I could make him the fried turkey =)

    Thanks so much.

  • Cindy

    This device would make my life so much easier during the holidays as we have our office in our home which means I’m on call at all times. My mother lives next door and depends on me for everything important in her life and I’m a Nana that is always on call for my 3 grandchildren. I’m not complaining about any of the above, it’s just that I never know what each day will bring so any appliance that can help be working while I’m doing other things would surely be a blessing to me. I also saw a demonstration of this on the news and they actually said this is a healthy way of making turkey which was surprising for a frying machine ♥Thank you, I love your postings by the way.

  • Marcy

    I’ve only had a deep fried turkey once and LOOOOVED it. I’d love to have a chance to make one myself!

  • Lm_blueeyes

    I think this would be a big help time wise, also keeping less heating time in oven which heats up the house. Also always waiting on turkey to get done in oven so can cook other things. now wouldn’t have to wait.

  • gmp505

    I’m already signed up for your newsletter, and a fan on Facebook.
    I have always wanted to try a fried turkey, but was afraid of those huge open pots with all that boiling hot oil. I live in an apartment, so that would never have been an option for me. But, this seems to be much more manageable, and a lot easier to use. If I won, I would be very excited to try a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Cjbsrn

    I have never tried deep fried turkey, although I would very much like to. I cook for two or three families every year and think it would make my life much easier!

  • Erica

    since moving “south” – they’ve always fried their turkeys – and i think it tastes much better! it’ll help me help the inlaws with their huge tgiving spread! thanks!

  • Emdetrick

    I like the fact that it has a Porcelain-coating inner pot…that equals easy clean up!!! Plus I like the fact that it uses less oil than the traditional fryers that I have always used in the past….It always feels like you waste so much oil when frying a turkey in those other huge fryers… I love the sleek design and stainless steel construction!! Very nice!! 😉

  • LilBaybay

    I was the first to comment so I think I should win one!

  • Heather

    Love the sleek look and the fact it can be used inside!

  • Tinaengberg

    I have not one, but two turkeys to produce this Thanksgiving. My son’s preschool class will have a true Thanksgiving Feast, for which I am to provide a lovely 12-14 lb. turkey. And then, a week later, I get to do it again for my own family. Good thing I like doing the turkey!

    I’m on FB, and also subscribe to your newsletter. I love it!

  • Alesia

    This fabulous fryer would help me put the turkey on the table and not worry about whether or not it was going to be dry and tasteless. Fried turkeys rule, but I’ve never had the guts to fry one before – I think I would be able to do it with this thing!

  • uli

    I am a fan and receive your newsletter!
    How will this help? Let me count the ways!!
    A bunch of Italians and Russians will be eagerly awaiting my Turkey and I always have the “singles” which are just friends, or co-workers, or neighbors who have no place for Thanksgiving also waiting for the Turkey. This would allow me to cook 2 turkeys at the same time!!!! Truly helping out the day.
    In the evening everyone makes turkey sandwiches that we go and bring to shelters for the homeless, and this way I can make a whole other Turkey just for that purpose while we are eating the first 2!!!!
    Awesomeness!! I never win anything though, but the dream is a good one 🙂

  • This will make the turkey delicious!

  • Lisa

    Signed up for the newsletter!

  • Lisa

    We are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in awhile – it would be great to have this!

  • Sharon

    I signed up for and confirmed subscription to your newsletter.

    I liked your facebook page.

    I saw an excellent demonstration of this cooker on the Huckabee show the other night. I was so very impressed! Not only did they deep fry a beautiful turkey, but they also boiled veggies. It would be great for boiled seafood also. I’d use it for three: seafood, turkey, and veggies! I love the versatility.

  • Jeangraef

    I would love to try something new this Thanksgiving. Sounds like it would be very easy.

  • Liked, and subscribed. Not sure how it will help my holiday season other than creating something totally different. Never before fried a turkey or tried one. I would love to have this baby in my kitchen

  • Jbandick

    I would love to win this my daughter is moving across country to DC and I want to send her off with a Wonderful Thanks giving this Year!

  • Ouraniabishop

    i cook turkey about 20 times a year! this would be an essential item in my kitchen! Phoenix Greek i’m looking forward to your cookbook in 2012! i give it 5 yummy’s in a review–I JUST KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE ONE OF MY FAVE COOKBOOKS!

  • suebird

    This year I am having three grandchildren for Thanksgiving and would love to serve fried turkey and watch their smiles when we cook the bird in this wonderful machine!

  • Cris

    i want my family to try something different this year for thanksgiving :o)

  • Claudia

    Wonderful idea. Thanks. Look forward to “fried turkey.”

  • Diana Yin

    This is our first year living together and I really want to impress him with a deep-fried turkey on our first Thanksgiving together. Maybe it’ll become a tradition oncee we start a family!

    Cool blog, btw! Looking forward to the newsletters and seeing you on Facebook!

  • Ann

    Although I’m not the best cook ever, I try. I too, have little ones at home. Three year old twins and a six year old. I love to try new recipes and techniques and this one looks like it’s delicious and a time-saver. How great to be able to free up my over for some other tasty Thanksgiving treats! Thanks for your posts, love the recipes and ideas.


  • Alicia

    This sounds great. My parents do one or two a year, but the process is SO messy and there’s alot of oil used. Plus I am not sure how safe the old fryers are with little ones around. I would LOVE to surprise my husband with one I made for the holidays.

  • I’m both a newsletter subscriber and FB fan. I would LOVE to free up our oven by using this great Turkey Fryer. We always have a full house and one little oven never seems to be enough. I can’t wait!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Nancy Brown

    What a great way to to cook your holiday turkey! I would love one!

    I always make Thanksgiving dinner and this would be wonderful to win!

    Follow on FB and twitter and subscribe!

  • erica best

    i signed up for the news letter
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com
    im a fan on fb name erica best

    i love fried turkey yummy

  • signed up for newsletter

  • fan on facebook – CG

  • We like to deep fry our turkey, but I don’t like the outdoor fryer. No open flame with this one.

  • Never deep fried a turkey but would just love to try it!

  • Niki

    I signed up for your newsletter!

  • Niki

    I’m a fan on FB

  • Niki

    I would love to have a juicy turkey for once!!!! My family over cooks it everytime!

  • Ashley

    Oh my goodness! My mother has been going on and on about frying a turkey, and I can only imagine the mess we’re going to make without this. I’ll admit frying a turkey is extremely intimidating, but I’m crossing my fingers that this handy, dandy, “little” gadget would help.

  • Ashley

    I’m a fan on your Facebook page (Ashley So)!

  • Ashley

    I also signed up for your newsletter. =)

  • Sadie

    If I win this I will be giving it to my father-in-law. He loves frying turkeys for us all and we love the turkeys. It would really help him out because I think this would make his day easier and my mother-in-law would have much less mess to clean up!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Newsletter subscriber

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  • Anonymous

    Deep fried turkey is the best for holidays,we always had to do outdoor fryer but it was freezing cold. It’d be wonderful to have a indoor fryer.

  • Waseca

    I would love to try this!

  • Just signed up for your newsletter

  • Emily R

    Just liked your page on facebook

  • Emily R

    I would love to have the fryer because I adore turkey, but my father can’t stand the smell of it roasting, so I could plug the fryer in outside and get to enjoy my turkey.

  • Erin

    Just signed up for your newsletter!

  • Erin

    Just LIKED you on facebook 🙂

  • Erin

    We like to try new and fun recipes on Thanksgiving and a deep fried turkey would be the hit of the party!!

  • LilBaybay

    I was the first to comment on this post and I will keep posting until I win the turkey fryer! It would be awesome and a real treat to have one of these for my family. We always get together every year for the holidays!

  • 4monstersmom

    We are having our pastor over for dinner on Thanksgiving and I would be nice not to have to worry about the turkey and be able to socialize for a change. My kids have been begging me to fry a turkey and we haven’t had an opportunity to get a fryer. This would be awesome for us.

  • MaryBurleson

    I hope I win!!! I could use all the help I can get this year…

  • erica best

    i signed up for the news letter
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com
    im a fan on fb name erica best

    i love fried turkey yummy pt 2

  • Chef Dan Keller

    I just graduated from culinary arts school and want to make a memory making Thanksgiving. This would make that possible. I am almost 64 years old and starting my new career in food service.

  • Denise N.

    I signed up for your newsletter and became a fan of yours on Facebook.

    This fryer will help me win in the annual “make a better turkey than my aunt” contest. In fact, that fryer is the only way I will ever win. LOL

  • susitravl

    I am a subscriber ( and a Facebook Fan (SusanBenegas).
    I might be able to get everything ready to serve at the same time if I don’t have to use up all of my oven space with the turkey. That would be a first and also a wonderful thing!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Colleen Murrin

    Already got you on Facebook & Newsletter 🙂

    The fryer will help me this holiday b/c I will be able to actually cook a turkey by myself! Its either this or one of those straight from the freezer in a bag turkeys from Walmart…please!

  • Kshamrock

    who wouldn’t love the fryer? What a nice thing!

  • karen day

    The Masterbuilt would be great to have this holiday season. We usually fry a turkey or two for Thanksgiving and also for Christmas. With an electric fryer, we would be able to cook indoors instead of being at the mercy of the weather,

  • I signed up for your newsletter and I am a fan on FB. This Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer would be a lifesaver. My prep is so regimented because my oven is small so I end up having to do things days ahead to free up the oven on Thanksgiving.

  • Mandy Cutler

    I am a subscriber and FB fan already – love the recipes. Would love this machine. Sounds safer and easier than the traditional method of frying a turkey.

  • I am a subscriber to your newsletter. What a fabulous
    giveaway that my husband would be thrilled to win!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • I am also a fan of your Facebook Page…
    Again, many thanks!
    Cindi Hoppes

  • It would help my husband in taking less time to prepare and
    cook our Thanksgiving/Christmas turkeys! I like the size,
    style and how easily it is cleaned after cooking.
    Many thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous Masterbuilt
    Turkey Fryer!

  • Mayflys1

    Since my husband and I both work on Thanksgiving, the turkey fryer would make prparing our dinner so much easier.

    I am a fan of your on Fabebook, a fan of Masterbuilt, and I subscribe to your newsletter.

  • Very cool…we’ve always wanted to fry a turkey! The Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer will help me this Thanksgiving (and Christmas) by freeing up my oven. We’ve moved into a new house with a great (older) working oven, but only 1 oven rack. This would be a huge (tasty) help!

    I have “liked” you on Facebook & subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Holly

    I think this would really make my Thanksgiving dinner easier to make. I have a VERY small oven, and usually have to do my Turkey on the grill so I have room for the other stuff. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance of winning such a great prize. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • karen

    We love turkey at our house and love deep fried turkey even more! This won’t just be used at Thanksgiving but all year round!

  • karen

    Signed up for your newsletter.

  • karen

    Am a fan on FB

  • Rochelle

    Subscribed and confirmed under romapup at gmail dot com

  • Rochelle

    Just became a fan on your Facebook Fanpage

  • Rochelle

    The Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer will help me this Thanksgiving because it would make preparing the Turkey so much easier. I would love to have this! I could focus on all the side dishes while the turkey was in the frier. Thanks!

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  • Tiarastantrums

    SAVE ME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 4 kids – this will save my life!!!

  • What a timesaver! The turkey can be in the fryer and the ham plus all the other sides can be in the oven. I would love this!

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  • Debbiefabre

    I became a fan on FB of Naptime Chef.

  • Debbiefabre

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Debbiefabre

    This fryer would make my Thanksgiving the best ever. My oven is broken and I can’t otherwise bake a turkey.

  • Nancy

    Since I’m fulltiming in an RV, space is at a premium. I don’t have a traditional oven (only a microwave and 3 burner stove) and therefore no way to easily cook a turkey. This would be a great tool to help me make a fabulous holiday meal (as well as a great way to steam/cook other things for regular meals)

  • Jen2231971

    subscribed and confirmed to your newletter
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  • Jen2231971

    The fryer would save alot of time, and we could fry a couple of whole chickens too.
    fan of yours on fb
    jen2231971 at hotmail com

  • Michele Parker

    I would use it when my mom comes to visit this Christmas – haven’t seen her in over a year! I miss her sooooo much! I have not had her with me for Christmas in almost 3 years!

    This would be wonderful as this is the Cajun way to cook a Turkey, and it would SO remind me of home!

  • Michele Parker

    Became a fan on your Facebook page too! Hope I win!!!!!!!!

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  • Emily Ann Shinn

    Facebook fan!

  • Emily Ann Shinn

    The turkey fryer will help me NOT burn down the house!

  • Karlew1959

    The Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer will help me get out of the doghouse this holiday season! My husband has always wanted a turkey fryer and up until now I didn’t think they were very safe. The Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer has changed my mind. It would be nice to give my #1 boy a new toy this holiday season.

  • Dhighley29

    This fryer would help me turn out a great turkey in record time! I love smoked turkey but it takes soooo long.

  • Geweaselin

    It would help make a delicious deep fried turkey without having to get out my huge outdoor fryer.

  • Lisa

    I have never deep fried a turkey or tasted a deep fried turkey. Of course, I’ve always heard the stories that usually end in fire. I think it would be wonderful to be able to try a new method of making turkey this year. It sounds delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

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