The Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer is the stress-free way to fry your turkey. With no hot cooking oil to purchase, splatter, or dispose of, the Char-Broil Big Easy gives you a delicious, safe, and simple alternative to oil-fried turkey. The Big Easy uses infrared heat to cook a turkey from start to finish just as quickly as oil-frying – and, of course, food cooked without oil is healthier, too! The meat is always cooked evenly inside of a double-wall cylindrical cooking chamber, powered by a fully enclosed propane burner: Char-Broil’s patented Heat Wave infrared technology prevents flare-ups, eliminates hot and cold spots, and delivers juicy, crisp, and flavorful results every time. Safely cook a turkey (up to 16 lbs.) or chicken in about 8 to 10 minutes per pound – there’s no waiting for the oil to heat up. Roasts and most other large cuts of meat cook for slightly longer. You can prepare your bird or meat with the same injectable marinade you already use, or you can use seasoned rubs on the outside – which is not an option with traditional fryers. Experience the flavor when infrared heat circles the cooker to penetrate the meat evenly and seal in juices. The result is a bird that’s moist on the inside and crispy on the outside without the risk, hassle or added fat and calories of oil. Measures 24.5″H with a 21.1″ diameter; weighs 30 lbs. Accessories specifically for The Big Easy include: Rib Hooks (model # 4184318); Hinged Basket (4184795); Cover (495782); and Leg Racks (2248975).The Char-Broil Big Easy oil-less infared turkey fryer represents the next step forward in utilizing infared style cooking. This patented technology takes the mess and hassle out of cooking a perfect turkey (up to 16 lbs.) or other large cut of meat (chickens, pork tenderloings, or beef roasts). With no hot cooking oil to purchase, splatter, or dispose of, the Char-Broil Big Easy is the delcious, safe and easy alternative to oil-fried turkey. Cooking is done inside a double-wall cylindrical cooking chamber, powered by a fullly enclosed propane burner. Char Broil’s patented Heat Wave infard technology delivers juicy, crisp, flavorful results every time. Your favorite marinades can be injected and even dry rubs and sauces can be used for added flavor.


Ask anyone to describe food prepared inside The Big Easy and “juicy” is the first word you’re likely to hear – followed by tender, moist, and flavorful. Instead of oil, the infrared heat penetrates the meat evenly and seals the juices inside. The result is a bird that’s moist inside and crispy outside—just as fried turkey should be.

Turkeys cooked in The Big Easy are prepared the same way as in traditional fryers and can be injected with marinades. However, The Big Easy allows for the use of rubs and seasoning flavor to be used on the outside, which can wash away with traditional turkey fryers. A removable drip pan located underneath The Big Easy heating chamber catches all the bird’s flavorful juices, allowing cooks to retain the essential ingredients of homemade gravy for further preparation on the stovetop.

A healthy alternative to oil frying, the Char-Broil Big Easy actually does more than just fry turkeys—it can also safely cook chicken, pork tenderloin, beef roast and most large cuts of meat up to 16 pounds, all in about eight to 10 minutes per pound. Doneness is determined not by cook time, but by the turkey’s internal temperature, which is safely measured using a meat thermometer, included with The Big Easy.


Thanksgiving just got a whole lot easier and healthier for those who love the juicy taste of fried turkey but hate the safety, cost and hassle issues related to cooking with oil. Because it’s oil-less, The Big Easy eliminates the dangers long associated with the incorrect and unsupervised use of deep fryers. Cooking occurs inside The Big Easy’s cylindrical, double-walled heating chamber, powered by a fully enclosed propane burner. The turkey or other meat is placed inside a drop-in basket that is lowered into the chamber and cooked with evenly distributed Infrared radiant heat.

We love the juicy and distinctive taste of fried turkey, but many of us have become increasingly wary of the fire dangers associated with deep fryers – and for good reason. In fact, firefighters and consumer product safety experts warn that unattended or improperly used turkey fryers can cause devastating house or deck fires. Cooking oil is combustible; therefore, if it is heated beyond its cooking temperature, then its vapors can ignite. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission noted “the majority of reported incidents occurred while the oil was being heated, prior to adding the turkey.”The Big Easy offers the perfect safe and healthy solution—great fried turkey taste without the oil.


Those who have fried a turkey using a traditional deep-fryer can testify that it is a labor-intensive process. Finding a safe location, buying oil, pre-heating the oil, cleaning up the mess and properly disposing of the used oil is inconvenient and time consuming.

Beyond being a “labor of love” for your family and friends, cooking with a traditional turkey fryer is also expensive proposition. That juicy, mouthwatering, crispy skinned result can put a significant dent in your wallet especially when it comes to buying the oil. Frying with peanut oil usually costs between $35-$40 per use. In addition to the cost, there is the problem of what to do with 3 to 4 gallons of peanut oil when the feast is over. Then the fun begins. Simply getting 3.5 to 4 gallons of used oil from a 26 to 30 quart pot back into a container or several containers is not a simple task. Then figuring out how and where to properly recycle the oil in your community is often a challenge.

The Char-Broil Big Easy eliminates all oil-related issues by simply eliminating the oil, allowing the backyard chef to spend less money and more time savoring the best turkey they have ever tasted. No more oil to buy and pre-heat. No more trying to figure out a safe, easy way to dispose of 3 to 4 gallons of used oil. Enjoy the convenience and savor the taste!

The Process


• 16,000 BTU burner
• Requires propane tank
• Outdoor use only
• Packaged weight: 35 lbs.
• Product weight: 30 lbs.
• Assembled size: 21.1″L x 21.1″W x 24.5″H
• Carton Size: 17.52″ L x 17.52″ W x 20.9″ H

What’s in the box: cooker, cooking basket, basket lifter, meat thermometer, quick start cooking guide, cool touch handles, rotary ignition, and easy use grease tray.

2 thoughts on “Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer

  1. Hello says:

    Some Cajuns Like the Big Easy!!! We have been “Deep Frying” turkeys in oil for nearly two decades and I must say that the “Big Easy” is an AWESOME piece of equipment!We received a call from a friend in Cajun country and he told us that we should buy the Big Easy. We bought it from Amazon back in Feb 2008. We did not use the fryer until yesterday, for Thanksgiving. We were shocked! It was easy to use and there is hardly anything to clean up . If you follow the directions, you will not go wrong. Before we used the fryer, I went to the Charbroil site and read the tips and updated information concerning the fryer.You only have to do this the first time you use the fryer:1. After you put the fryer together, DO NOT put anything in the fryer other than the basket and turn on the fryer for 15 minutes.2. After the fryer has cooled, spray Pam in the fryer, place the basket in the fryer and turn on the fryer for 10 mins.3. After the fryer has cooled, put some olive or peanut oil…

  2. Dan Kim says:

    Great cooking tool! This is a great cooking tool! It takes about 15-20 minutes to assemble (unfortunate, but I’m sure it reduces the cost to the consumer as well). The craftsmanship isn’t A-grade because of sharp edges and such, but overall it is sturdy enough to seem like it will last a long time.I wanted to test it out before Thanksgiving, so I bought a 12 lbs turkey to try it out. The turkey took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to cook, which is a little longer than their estimated time (the outside temperature was rather low at 30 degrees F).The result? Delicious. The skin was nice and crispy, and the inside meat was extremely moist.The fryer is easy to use, and it can be used for cooking all kinds of meats. I’m really excited to cook a bigger bird on Thursday!

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