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Any Cajun Fryer Owners here?

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I ordered this one, should have it by next weekend.
Any tips or tricks you can offer?

Cajun Fryer


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I'd worry about storing with oil in it as it doesn't seem to have some kind of airtight cover (bugs etc)

 

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Videos show it is very easy to drain.  


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Realized I can use it to boil Crawfish for me & Mrs. md8232. 


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@md8232, what part of Arkansas? I'm down in the flatlands.

 

Anyway, hello, neighbor.


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4 hours ago, kayb said:

@md8232, what part of Arkansas? I'm down in the flatlands.

 

Anyway, hello, neighbor.

 

Howdy.  Marshall.  Between Harrison & Clinton.


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Been through Marshall. Nice part of the world. I'm in Jonesboro.

 


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On 5/2/2020 at 7:23 PM, md8232 said:

I ordered this one, should have it by next weekend.
Any tips or tricks you can offer?

Cajun Fryer

I haven't used one, but I *did* have a standard-issue restaurant-type fryer rigged for portable use with a propane tank.

My biggest piece of advice is to have a REALLY stable place to use it, and to keep kids, pets, and the chronically clumsy or infirm as far away from it as humanly possible. If that means barricading yourself with tables or other obstructions, so be it.

 

Amusingly, when I got out of the farmer's market gig and sold the fryer to a colleague, he called me in a panic because it wasn't coming up to temperature. I walked the couple of blocks to his house, to see what assistance I could offer. Turned out he was testing it with water rather than oil, because...you know...oil's expensive. He literally facepalmed when I reminded him of the boiling point of water. :P

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So the Cajun Fryer is here, assembled and tested for leaks.

It's 78 here now with 4MPH Winds and on/off rain.

I added 4 gallons of water for a test drive.  It was at a full boil in 12 minutes.

Once it is cool, I'll open the drain valve and empty the water.

I'd allow a minimum of 18" from the exhaust to a wall.

 

 

 

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4 gallons of oil in and ready to cook dinner. 
 

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Success!

It came up to temp quickly, then just had to master holding temp. 
There is a bit of oil that spills out. I plan to buy a small tarp to place under it each time I cook. 
I was concerned about overloading the baskets so did the flats first, drummies second and fries last. Next time all the chix go first. 
Drummies stayed a minute too long for my taste. Everything else was fine. 

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Maybe use a little less oil? Most commercial fryers are only half filled since the level goes up with increased volume(the food) and even higher with all the bubbling.

 

Also, can you use it for a giant crawfish boil?

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Are you sure you want to use this under a wooden roof? 

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good luck finding propane.

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16 hours ago, KennethT said:

Maybe use a little less oil? Most commercial fryers are only half filled since the level goes up with increased volume(the food) and even higher with all the bubbling.

 

Also, can you use it for a giant crawfish boil?

 

It is a 4 gallon model.  I used 4 gallons.  Even with less oil, I think it is a good idea to use a small tarp.

No “giant” crawfish boil.  They make a very expensive seafood boiler.  I’m going to try a small boil soon.

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13 hours ago, gfweb said:

Are you sure you want to use this under a wooden roof? 

 

The exhaust flows parallel to the floor and is @ 5 feet below the roof.

Using my calibrated hand, I determined a safe distance from the exhaust.

I’d allow a minimum of 18” space from a wall.  I’d feel safe with 24”.


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4 hours ago, rotuts said:

good luck finding propane.

 

WalMart has a tank exchange.  Go inside and pay then swap your tank for a full one.


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indeed

 

in my area , all the tank'd propane has been horded.


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1 minute ago, rotuts said:

indeed

 

in my area , all the tank'd propane has been horded.

 

 

There is a kit that would let me refill the small tanks from my large (250 G) tanks.

I’d be afraid of that.  Probably manage to hurt myself.

 

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1 hour ago, md8232 said:

 

The exhaust flows parallel to the floor and is @ 5 feet below the roof.

Using my calibrated hand, I determined a safe distance from the exhaust.

I’d allow a minimum of 18” space from a wall.  I’d feel safe with 24”.

 

 I'm thinking more about fire potential.  Is that the house you live in?

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12 minutes ago, gfweb said:

 

 I'm thinking more about fire potential.  Is that the house you live in?

 

Yes, it lives out on the back porch with 2 smokers.

I drain the oil once it cools.  There is some risk, but it is acceptable. 


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