Whoever discovered that deep frying an entire turkey in a deep fryer is great must be a genius. Deep fried turkey is one of those dishes that can really satisfy everyone, and it’s simple enough to do.
All you need afterwards is to know how to clean your turkey fryer pot and you can relax.
Luckily for you, it’s not really all that complicated. Here are the steps you need to take:
Gather Your Materials:
There are the things you will need:
- An old metal coffee can
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- A plastic spatula
- Paper towels
- A green scrubbie
- A trash bag
- Some water
10 Steps to Take:
- Once you’re done cooking the turkey, you need to let the fryer cool down completely before you start cleaning it. Of course, you can always just enjoy your meal first and then deal with the cleaning later.
- You can then drain the oil after the fryer has cooled down completely. You can reuse the oil if you want or you can just dispose of the oil safely. Drain the oil into the old metal coffee can. If you’re going to use the oil again, you need to make sure the can is thoroughly cleaned.
- Not get that plastic scapula and use it to scrape anything that’s stuck to the inside of the fryer pot. Put the oil and food residue into the trash bag.
- Use paper towels to wipe down the inside of the fryer pot. This helps to remove as much oil as you can, so that washing it later will be an easier process.
- Now fill up your fryer pot with water. Don’t put it in the sink; get some water pitchers so you don’t get the electronic parts of the fryer wet. The level of the water should be at the maximum line level.
- As you put in the water, put in a bit of dish soap as well. You don’t need much. You need just enough to remove the remaining oil.
- Plug in the fryer and boil the water. The soap bubbles will get rid of all the remaining grime.
- After that, let the water cool down for a bit. Then you can get rid of the water, which hopefully will also get rid of all the food bits and gunk.
- If there are still some splotches or greasy surfaces inside the pot, don’t get rid of the water just yet. Use a green scrubbie or something similar (like a Scotch-Brite scrub) to remove the grime. Use the scrub gently.
- You can also take the time to clean the outside of the fryer pot. Get rid of the splotches by using an equal mix of baking soda and water. Then get rid of the water and you’re done.
As you can see, you don’t need to be a DOY genius to do this. It’s simple, though you do need a bit of patience. But then again, you also need patience to use a deep fryer properly!