Masterbuilt Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer (20010109) Review


Masterbuilt 20010109 Butter Electric Turkey Fryer

Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

The Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball turkey fryer is the perfect tool for creating that unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, it can be used every day too, if turkey or large fried chickens is your thing. It’s difficult to make bad fried turkey with the Masterbuilt 20010109 as it’s practically foolproof. It also uses less oil than most conventional cookers, which makes it a more healthy option, and of course, you are not stuck with frying turkeys – you can make tasty doughnuts, succulent onion rings, or the finest French fries, to name just a few things the Masterbuilt 20010109 can handle with ease..


Top Features of the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer

There are many great features of the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer. Here are a few of the Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer top features.

Large Sized Turkeys Handled With Ease

The Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball professional series indoor electric turkey fryer can take a full 14 pound turkey. That should be enough for any family’s Thanksgiving dinner. A bird of that size is unwieldy and usually difficult to cook in a conventional oven, which makes the Masterbuilt 20010109 so useful for the family that loves well cooked large turkey or chicken.

Fully Adjustable Heat Control Thermostat

You are not stuck with one heat setting with the Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball professional series indoor electric turkey fryer. The powerful stainless steel immersion element has two temperature control devices. The temperature control dial is located at the front of the unit, and it can be set anywhere between 125 degrees Fahrenheit to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features and Specifications 

  • Cook up to 14 pound turkeys. The Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball professional series indoor electric turkey fryer can cook turkeys weighing up to 14 pounds.
  • Cooks turkey at 4 minutes a pound. This is fast!!! A regular oven cooks a turkey at around 20 minutes a pound.
  • Can fry, broil, and steam. This fryer can do a lot. It can do more than cook turkey because it can fry, broil and steam. Think of the possibilities.
  • Digital read out and controls. Because of the digital read out it is easy to control temperature, which is a major plus.
  • Light indicates turkey ready. There is no guessing when the turkey is completely cooked because a light indicate when the food is ready.
  • Cord storage compartment. It has a built-in cord storage compartment, so after cooking the turkey, the cord can be stored for safe keeping.
  • Nice fold-away lid. It has a fold-away lid with viewing window that covers the turkey during cooking and helps keep area around fryer clean.
  • Oil is filtered during cooking. There is a filtering system that cleans the oil during cooking.
  • Uses less oil. Unique interior that is shaped like turkey shaped helps  oil surround turkey and save the amount of oil need to cook the turkey.
  • Stainless steel housing. Not only does the stainless steel housing look good, but it help keep the fryer clean.
  • Porcelain-coated pot. The inner pot is porcelain-coated, which will last for years of use.
  • Easy to clean. Can easily clean most parts in the dishwasher. This makes cleaning up a breeze.
  • Quality cooking basket with drain clip. . The cooking basket help place the turkey into the fryer and take the turkey out of the fryer with ease.
  • Convenient oil drain. It features a drain valve which makes it easy to drain the oil and clean the fryer interior.
  • Small footprint. It measures approximately 16-2/7 inches by 14-4/5 inches by 14-3/5 inches and weights 23 pounds.
  • Looks great in kitchen. This fryer looks great in the kitchen and easily fits under a cabinet for storage. 
  • 90 day warranty. It comes with a 90-day limited warranty, which is plenty of time to make sure the tryer is working properly.

As seen by the Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer’s features, this fryer has many great qualities that are advantages for fryer turkey.


Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer Demonstation

Here is a demonstration of the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer.


Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

There are many great features of the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer..

Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer gets RESULTS


Fried Turkey Ready to be Eaten

photo by Mot the Barber

Just like the turkey in the photo, the Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer gets results by making excellent fried turkey and many people can testify to this. Out of all the turkey fryers on Amazon, there are more comments about the Masterbuilt Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer. There are 327 customer reviews on Amazon for this cooker at the time of writing. On average they have scored the Masterbuilt 20010109 a healthy 4.4 out of 5 stars. It has a lot of fans!!!!!

Below are a snipits of a few comments that people make about the Masterbuilt Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer on Amazon.

By  D. Crisp “pepdot” from Nashville, TN says,

“I used mine for the first time Thanksgiving – just bought it first of November …. I was so impressed by the reviews I quickly bought 2 as Christmas gifts and had them shipped and THEY ARRIVED before THANKSGIVING (THANKS AMAZON) early Christmas gift I should say “

By J. Campbell “Gmia” from Long Island, NY says,

“OMG! I can barely reach the computer I’m so stuffed! This Fryer is great! I was scared to use it so I had my husband lower the turkey (which was brined for 12 hours first!) into the oil. The only problem we had was the bird was too big at 13 pounds. I will stick to 10 lbs next time. This was easy to use and easy to clean. The convenience is amazing. This is the first time we have ever deep fried a turkey and we will definitely do it again! We see why so many people risk certain death trying to fry a turkey outdoors! Now you can fry it without the high risk but with all the reward. We highly recommend this fryer!”

By Rickey from Florida says,

“We bought this fryer after years of having a propane fryer. This one heated the oil faster. Clean up was about the same. My old fryer was stainless and had a drain as well. The Turkey was GREAT!! Everyone loved it. Highly recommended”

These were just three excerpts of the over 225 reviews on Amazon. Click here to read more reviews on Amazon.


Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer Drawbacks

There are a few things that are are possible drawbacks depending on your needs. Following are some of the Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer (20010109) drawbacks.

  • Cannot be used outside.
  • Poor customer service.
  • No dripping to make gravey.

The Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Turkey Fryer does not have any real issues. The overall features over shadow the drawbacks.


Ratings for Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer 

Here is my ratings for the Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Turkey Fryer. Note: 0 stars is worst and 5 stars is best.










The Masterbuilt Butterball Turkey Fryer an overall 4.6 out 5 stars. That is very good!!!

Note: the only reason this fryer got marked down was for usage and saftey. Because the turkey is fried in hot oil, it make cooking the turkey a little challenging. Now, this turkey fryer is not as challenging as the propane oil fryers, but it is still challenging. Again, since this fryer uses oil, one needs to be very concerned about saftey!


The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that, if you want to have crispy skin and juicy meat, the Masterbuilt 20010109 Butterball Turkey Fryer is worth the money.


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Review Tim

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12 Responses to Masterbuilt Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer (20010109) Review

  1. Tim says:

    This company makes wonderful BBQ smokers, also.

  2. Giorgio says:

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    • admin says:

      Hi Gus,

      Glad you found the turkey fryer information you where looking for!!!!! Feel free to ask any questions. Look forward to hearing from you again!!!!

  4. Lora Sulit says:

    Excellent piece of writing. Thank you.

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  6. Sheron K. Brown says:

    I had the Butterball Indoor Turkey Fryer for 2.5 years. I have been frying a turkey every Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year after prepaaring a brine and letting my turkey brine for 10 plus hours. I was anxious to fry it up and see the results! Well to my disappointment the fryer stopped working after the turkey was in the fryer for only 10 minutes!! I am not sure what happend??? Please Help!

    • admin says:

      Sorry to here about your Butterball Turkey Fryer problem! My advice is to contact the manufacture. They should be able to help you! Hope you can get your fryer fixed! Tim

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