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Update: And the Winner IS?? Char-Broil “Big Easy” Oil-less Infrared Turkey Fryer Give-Away in Time for Thanksgiving

The Char-Broil Big easy oil less turkey fryer

The Char-Broil Big Easy is going to make cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey easy as pie!


This was a tough one because you all really showed serious enthusiasm for this oil-less Turkey Fryer. However, one person stuck out as she has to cook Thanksgiving Dinner for the first time for 20 people and my heart went out to her. Not to mention that she has been a loyal fan and actually tries my recipes.

So, without further ado, drumroll please- the winner is:

EMILY McCradden!

Here is Emily’s original comment on the blog:

Hey Robyn! My husband and I bought a new home and are moving in this weekend. We’ve been nominated to host Thanksgving for our families (a mere 22 people!). I’m a little intimidated by the thought of cooking a turkey and could use all the help I can get… I have to pull out all the stops and impress everyone! I considered purchasing a fried turkey from Bojangles, (ha!) but would prefer something made with some loooove! The Big Easy would quickly become part of our family! Thanks for considering the Williams and McCradden crew! :-)

Just in time for Holiday season, I’ve partnered with Char-Broil to give away an Oil-less Turkey Fryer that is going to make you look like a Turkey roasting rockstar this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

About The Giveaway:

The Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Infrared Turkey fryer is the safe way to fry your turkey. And because it uses NO oil, it’s healthier, too. Prepare your turkey with the same injectable marinade you already use, or use seasoned rubs on the outside, which is not an option with traditional fryers. Cooks a turkey from start-to-finish just as quickly as oil-frying without the messy clean-up.

Take The Big Easy® Virtual Tour to see how the infrared heat circles the cooker to penetrate the meat evenly and seal in juices. The result is a bird that’s moist inside and crispy outside but without the risk, hassle or added fat and calories of oil. Safely cook a turkey (up to 16 lbs.) or chicken in about 8 to 10 minutes per pound. Roasts and most other large cuts of meat cook for slightly longer.

The Big Easy® includes a cooking basket, basket lifting handle, and meat thermometer and features:

– Enclosed burner design with 16,000 BTU’s

– Rotary Ignition

– Cool-touch handles

– Pull-out grease tray

– Stainless steel cooking chamber

To be eligible to win a Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Turkey fryer, contest entrants must:

  • Like the GrillGrrrl Facebook page
  • Leave a comment on my blog regarding the giveaway
  • While not required, special consideration will be given to those that also tweet about the give-away.

Giveaway will run from November 5-14th, winner will be announced on November 15th. Your fryer will be shipped to you in time for the Holidays!

Happy Turkey Roasting!

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83 Responses to Update: And the Winner IS?? Char-Broil “Big Easy” Oil-less Infrared Turkey Fryer Give-Away in Time for Thanksgiving

  1. Donna LoveBees Sweikow November 5, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    This would be a welcome addition to our holiday!!!

  2. Wilfred Reinke (@OshawaOgre) November 5, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Always wanted a turkey frier, and the Char Broil name is so well respected.

  3. nick campbell November 5, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Cool promo! I have always wanted to fry a turkey but have been shy to try. this would definitely get me to do one this year!

  4. Mike Mills November 5, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Looking forward to using the turkey fryer for the holidays. Great giveaway

  5. Tom Van Wagenen November 5, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Hi Robyn,

    WOW!!! This is cool! No oil, no mess sounds like a great thing to have! Should be allot healthier! Go Grill Girl!
    I hope I win!

  6. Michael Lampros November 5, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I would love to put this through its paces and see how a nice plump bird turns out.

  7. Eric Chester November 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    You know this would make a lovely addition to the arsenal of cookers. And a healthier option than deep frying…Sign me up.

  8. Ken Polk November 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    These cookers are awesome! They are not just for turkeys, they are great for chicken, Boston butts, beef roasts, roasting corn and much more. They make the best chicken wings ever and my wife will not have a baked potato cooked any other way. Check out the Char-Broil website for some great accessories.

  9. Josh M November 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Been eyeing those for years… winning one would be sweet!

  10. Keith Spoelker November 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    I deep fried a turkey breast yesterday… had a bit of an oil incident (spillage during cleanup ), so an oil free fryer sounds good right now.

  11. Chris November 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Sweet cooker and you don’t have to worry about becoming one of those “cautionary tales” that the local news shows run every November about people burning down their house trying to deep fry a turkey.

  12. Robyn November 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    So true Chris! This things are dangerous!!!

  13. Andy J November 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Finally! A fryer that will be healthy for diabetics! My wife’s Mom can eat this turkey! Great giveaway!

  14. Barry Wood November 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    That bad boy ought to arrive just in time to try it out on my Venison Ham that I plan on doing for Thanksgiving! WOOOO HOOOO!!!

  15. Brian Mumper November 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Hey Robyn … Been interested in this healthier option for years… Would love to try several bird and non bird items over the holidays!!!! Take care… See you in May!!!

  16. Wayne Brown November 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    This would be very handy!! Keeping me away from boiling hot oil is usually a good thing… ;)

  17. Robert November 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I have a Big Easy but two would be better!

  18. Neil Buchwalter (@neilbu) November 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    My kids are craving a fried turkey for Thanksgiving and this fryer definitely meets my requirements. It’ll also make a nice addition to my outdoor cooking tool chest.

  19. rich in So Il November 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Go ahead and ship that puppy to my house Robin! I can already taste it……..

  20. Christopher Sorel November 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    This looks very cool and better than frying in oil then setting house or yard on fire.

  21. Jennette November 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    This is awesome! My husband is always the one who makes our turkeys, I think he may let me cook this year with one of these! Great fabulous giveaway. I am a new fan :)

  22. Shane Greer November 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Thanks for the post. YOU ROCK GRILL GRRRL! I have a out-of-town friend that has one of these oil-less fryers and he raves about how well they cook. I would love to have one so I could “compete” against him with new recipes.

  23. Anson November 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    I found out about the contest via Big Wayners BBQ blog. I tweeted about here https://twitter.com/#!/ansonkennedy/status/132955289732395009

  24. Sara Cantrell November 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I would love to get one of those for this holiday season! I’ve been very interested in the oil-less frying, but haven’t gotten to try it out yet.

  25. Shawna A. November 5, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    So awesome! I had no idea they were making them so big now!

  26. Roxanne Carlson November 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Love the idea of no oil! Hope to win this. Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  27. Lea Ann November 6, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    I have gone to Facebook and “Liked”. :)

  28. Lea Ann November 6, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Great giveaway! Would love to win this.

  29. Lea Ann November 6, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    I would love special consideration … I have tweeted. :)

  30. Joanne November 6, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    This sounds like a great way to cook a turkey!

  31. Joanne November 6, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    I tweeted about it too :)

  32. Robyn November 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks Lea Ann! :)

  33. Dave November 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I’m sure this would quadruple my turkey intake. Might be a tailgating food with this thing. Especially those after holiday turkey sales and a good brine. Now I’m hungry.

  34. Griffin November 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    That is a very cool give away, Robin. I hope I win.

  35. The Sauce Boss November 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    This looks awesome and a great contest. Curious about the infrared cooking and how exactly this performs.

  36. Kevin Byrd November 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Hey Robyn, why dont you give me that fryer and I will cook Thanksgiving for your family. lol Big Wayner sent me.

  37. Latonya R November 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Fried turkey is so much easier and just as good as baked turkey. My uncle does fried turkey sometimes for holidays. I would love one myself.

  38. Latonya R November 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    i like on facebook- as livivua

  39. Latonya R November 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/vivaciousgold/status/133364799340941312

  40. Robyn November 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm #


    You are welcome to cook thanksgiving dinner for us anytime! :)

  41. Robyn November 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    There are some good tutorials on the charbroil site that demonstrate how the infrared works…

  42. Brewsader November 7, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    do you have to be a US resident? That would be a great way to teach my kids here in Belgium what Thanksgiving is like back home in the US!

  43. Robyn November 7, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I’ll check into that with Charbroil! I dont see why not :)

  44. Ron November 7, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    This looks like it would be great for Thanksgiving! I will make a point to tweet it too.

  45. Carol November 7, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I have thought about buying a turkey fryer but this is much cooler than what I’ve looked at.

  46. John Ferringer November 7, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Would love to give this a shot and see what it can do :)

  47. eric November 7, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    This would make a fine addition to my Weber grill and Smokey Mountain smoker. New toys for daddy’s outdoor fun :-)

  48. eric November 7, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Liked and tweeted

  49. curt johnson November 7, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Not having to cleanup oil and the cost of it to fry a turkey, not to mention the mess is a huge plus for Turkey day. Time should be spent with family and friends and less on cleanup and making sure the turkey doesn’t get burned. Great giveaway for Turkey day.

  50. Krystal November 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Wonderful! I was just discussing with my dad how to make Thankgiving easier on my mom–This would be perfect because he would be charge!
    I like your FB page, and I tweeted!

    -Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

  51. Dalhart November 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    This looks way cool. Turkey frying without oil splatter in the snow (probably again this year!!) sounds fun. Drive the neighbors crazy with some great smells wafting around the neighborhood.

  52. Todd "Doomer" Dooms November 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    that’s cool, would love to try one of those!

  53. Jackie W November 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Great giveaway! I would love to win it!

  54. Emily McCradden November 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Hey Robyn! My husband and I bought a new home and are moving in this weekend. We’ve been nominated to host Thanksgving for our families (a mere 22 people!). I’m a little intimidated by the thought of cooking a turkey and could use all the help I can get… I have to pull out all the stops and impress everyone! I considered purchasing a fried turkey from Bojangles, (ha!) but would prefer something made with some loooove! The Big Easy would quickly become part of our family! Thanks for considering the Williams and McCradden crew! :-)

  55. GB November 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks Robyn for a great contest !!

  56. Robyn November 8, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    thats a lot of people Emily! I would be intimidated too! :) Good luck!

  57. Wisconsin Kurt November 8, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Hey Robyn,
    Wow, another great give-away. This looks awesome, I gave up frying turkeys because of the hassle & expense of using all that oil. My cooker mostly gets used now to boil water for sweet corn :)


  58. Chilebrown November 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    I would love to win the Char Broil Big Easy. Deep frying a turkey uses way to much oil. This cooking rig sounds great to get around that.

  59. Alan B November 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Wow…oil-less frying? I’d love to have one of these. I like the taste of fried bird but I do not have an area I consider safe for gallons of hot oil. This would be perfect for me. Thanks for the opportunity.

  60. carolyn November 9, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Enjoy your blog. I too am intrigued by the “oilless” fried turkey.

  61. Brian King November 9, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Fantastic blog, and fantastic product for a give-away! Crossing my fingers I win!!

  62. ManCaveCuisine November 9, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    This would make a great addition to the ManCaveCuisine arsenal of cooking equipment! Thanks so much for hosting this give-away and for a great blog!!

  63. Robyn November 9, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Just checked out your blog- you guys have some great recipes on there! Will have to try out your bacon cups! :0

  64. Kerry November 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Awesome! Can’t believe it would taste as good, since I’m used to the oil method, but sure would like to give it a try! #awesome

  65. Sunnie November 10, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    I like you on facebook

  66. Sunnie November 10, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Sweet, I have been wanting to fry my turkey for a long time!

  67. Susan Thorpe November 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m from the north and this concept of preparing a turkey is facsinating/exciting. I would love to showoff the grillgrrrl’s method at our family’s Thanksgiving table this year. I promise I will share the rave review it gets.

  68. Sharon November 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    I’d love to have the ability to fry my turkey; I hear when done right it’s just wonderful!

  69. steve feinzig November 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Hey Robyn, your website and recipes are awesome!!! May grill this weekend with new inspiration…love the infrared turkey fryer…no splatter and able to rub rub rub the turkey in the tub!

  70. Erica Best November 11, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    wow this is great ideal i love it .

  71. Rochelle November 11, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    I love that I don’t have to use oil but get a delicious turkey! Char-Broil Big Easy is so great. Thanks for the giveaway! I liked GrillGrrrl Facebook page under under Rochelle Martin and am tweeting too
    @romapr09. Thanks!

  72. Robyn November 11, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Thanks for the input Susan! :)

  73. abitnerdy November 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    following on FB – this sounds like such a great alternative for Thanksgiving and turkey! Sounds really neat and yummy, it’s like a geek’s dream come true for THanksgiving haha I have to admit, I’ve been super super curious about how a turkey or chicken would taste! thanks for the opportunity!

    I’ll be tweeting @abitnerdy

    cheers xx

  74. Jeremy November 13, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    I follow you on FB as Jay Cee. I’ve tweeted the contest: https://twitter.com/#!/bikeohio/status/135583057922113537

    My family would love this, and I am sure lots of neighbors would want to borrow it, too! Thank you for the chance to win!

  75. sue14625 November 13, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    what a great idea no oil safer healthier and i am sure so good some great recipes too

  76. Robyn November 13, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Thanks Jerem! :)

  77. crystal l allen November 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    i Like the GrillGrrrl Facebook page crystal l allen, clallen at ntin dot net

  78. crystal l allen November 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    i can think of many uses for this turkey fryer, we would use it year round if we won,
    i tweeted it to spread the word http://twitter.com/#!/clallen1971/status/135830319029948416 clallen at ntin dot net

  79. Cathy B*****y November 14, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    I like GrillGrrrl on FB!
    The first time I had smoked Turkey and then later Southern Fried Turkey, I couldn’t believe it! It was to my surprised, absolutely delish! And to think we can now get that same flavor, but without all that oil, is incredible! This would be an awesome prize that would bless generations, not only at Thanksgiving, but all year round!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoo dotcom

  80. Emily McCradden November 15, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Today’s the day… can’t wait to hear who won! (pick me please!)

  81. Robyn November 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm #


  82. John Defoe - Oil Less Fryer Reviews July 13, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    I’m glad to see these fryers are becoming more and more popular. We reviewed this one too and it seems it’s really a quality piece of work. Not only it’s healthier, but it’s extremely practical and multifucntional. I’m happy to see the Big Easy in use! :)


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