The Original Outdoor Cooker Instructions

The Original Outdoor Cooker is a 30-qt. multi-use turkey fryer. While the cooker is no longer in production, you still can find used models on auction websites and yard sales, among other means. If you want to fry a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or any other time of the year, you can do it with the Original Outdoor Cooker. The cooker needs to be hooked up to a propane tank in order to heat the oil.

  1. Turn off the propane tank and the regulator valve. Screw the propane tank into the regulator valve and tighten it with a wrench. Place soapy water over the regulator and turn it on. If soap bubbles appear, tighten the regulator more.

  2. Fill the cooking pot with cooking oil to the desired height. Use peanut oil or another high-heat cooking oil like corn oil or sunflower oil.

  3. Open the propane valve and light a match. Hold the match over the burner and slowly open the regulator valve until the light catches. Adjust the regulator until the flame turns blue.

  4. Place the cooking pot on top of the burner. Place the thermometer into the oil and bring the oil to a boil.

  5. Place the food into the oil slowly and cook until it is done.

  6. Turn the Original Outdoor Cooker's knob to "Off." Remove the food from the cooker with the oil strainers or turkey hanger that comes with the cooker. Place the food on a serving dish.

  7. Remove the pot from the Original Outdoor Cooker once it is cool. Dispose of the cooking oil in a garbage can or an oil drum.

  8. Clean the pot and other cooking equipment with hot, soapy water and allow to air dry.

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