Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer

Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer

This pot is made from 304 stainless steel and it is great for boiling shrimp, steaming vegetables or frying a turkey. It includes a stainless steam/boil basket, vented lid, poultry rack/grab hook, skewer set, and 12'' thermometer.

Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer

Thinking of frying a turkey this thanksgiving holiday? The Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer aims to provide the perfect solution. The fryer kit contains everything you would ever need to fry a turkey, except for the ingredients, stove, and the propane tank. The stove is sold separately by Bayou which is perfect for outdoors and provides enough stability for the turkey fryer.

The solid stainless steel construction offers enough stability and gives you enough confidence when handling hot peanut oil. Even though the company markets the kit as a turkey fryer, the kit is perfect for steaming and boiling as well.

Let’s take a closer look at the Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer to find out if it has what it takes to be part of your home.

What Does The Bayou Classic 1118 Fryer Kit Include?

The Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer includes a 32 quart stainless steel stockpot with a vented lid which is enough to fry a large sized bird. Apart from the stockpot, the kit also includes a boil basket which can be used to boil or steam stuff. The fryer kit of course includes a tough stainless steel grab hook to maneuver and pull out the fried turkey after it’s done. Apart from the essentials the kit also includes a 3 piece skewer set and a 12″ thermometer.

Bayou Classic 1118 Stainless Steel Fryer Features:

Bayou Classic 1118 fryer kitConstruction:
This is where the Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer is such a great product. All the things included in the kit has a stainless steel construction. In fact everything is made from high grade 304 stainless steel, which is capable of withstanding rough use and high temperature.

All the handles of the lid and pots are also stainless steel and are bolted on with heavy duty rivets and can be used to transport the kit for years without trouble. The product has a polished finish which further increases its durability and makes it easier to clean.

Apart from boiling and frying the Bayou Classic can also be used for steaming different food items. This is made possible by special indentations on the pot that raises the bracket 1.75 inches from the base. All you need to do is fill up that gap with water and steam anything that fits the basket.

The Bayou Classic comes with a standard product warranty of 1 year. The warranty may seem limited, but thanks to the durable construction and
simplistic design there are very few things that can go wrong with this product.

Dimension and Weight:
The product weighs approximately 13lbs, which is good enough for an outdoor cooking equipment. The Bayou Classic is larger than most outdoor turkey fryers and stands tall at 18 inches and the pot has a 14 inch radius. Even though it’s big it can still be easily carried around in the back of most passenger cars.


  • Heavy Duty: This is probably the most obvious advantage of this product. If you are looking for a product that will last you for years without trouble then there is no reason to look any further.
  • Super Fast Frying: Frying is much faster than roasting. This means if you have guests coming over and you really don’t want to slog hours in the kitchen, the Bayou
  • Classic Turkey Fryer is the perfect solution. It reduces the cooking time in half. In fact it takes just 45 minutes to fry a whole turkey while it takes at least 2 hours to roast it.
  • Saves Oven Space: If you are cooking for thanksgiving, your oven is going to be over worked preparing pies and side dishes. A separate frying unit gives you the
  • ability to multitask and reduces the overall cooking time.
  • Perfect For Outdoors: As mentioned before the Bayou Classic is constructed to be an outdoor unit and can even be carried in the boot of the car for picnic and camps.


  • Not Compatible With All Cookers: Most traditional cooker are designed to fit 30 quart pots. This is exactly why, the Bayou’s 32 quart stockpot doesn’t go with these cooker units. However, Bayou’s very own SP 10 outdoor cooker fit the pot perfectly. Therefore, if you don’t have a cooker, it’s best that you go for the Bayou SP 10 cooker along with the Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer kit.


The simplicity of the design is the clear selling point for the Bayou Classic. This is a heavy duty product fit for outdoors and for people who know what they are doing. The product lacks any new smart features. However, for what it is, the products checks all the boxes and is perfect for anyone who just wants a durable product that will get the job done and last of years.

Bayou Classic 1118 32-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Fryer

$90.00 150.00

Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Cookware is the premium choice for those who demand the highest quality products for their outdoor cooking needs. The Stainless Steel 32-Quart Stockpot allows you to fry ...

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This stainless steel cookpot is sturdy, well constructed, and easy to clean. It also comes with a boil basked and a turkey rack. The boil basked could not be better constructed. It fits right inside the cookpot and rests on an internal rim so the base is not sitting on the bottom of the fryer. This allows more even boiling, but you have to remember that you're going to lose the top few inches of space in the basked so be careful not to over fill. I purchased this item in concert with the Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker and it couldn't be a better match. Since this is a 32 quart cook pot it won't fit on most cookers that are specifically designed for 30qt pots, so a cooker with a flat burner area is essential.We broke the cookpot in with a crab boil. Fill the pot with water to the max fill line. Add a couple of packages of Zatarain's Crab Boil, about 3 tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning, and a couple of onions peeled and halved. Load your basked with about 4 medium sized red potatos (cleaned and quartered) and lower the basket in the water once it's come to a boil. After about 15 minutes add four ears of corn halved and 2 lbs of kielbasa or andouille sausage (I used turkey sausage). After another 10 minutes add 2 lbs of crab legs, 2 lbs of raw shrimp (cleaned and deveined). Cook the seafood for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through, then turn off the heat, pull out the basked, and dump the whole mess on a table covered with butcher paper. It will feed about 8-10 people.Our next excursion was a 10 lb prime rib. This couldn't have been easier. The prime rib came from the butcher with the fat trimed and the ribs removed. It was also pre-rubbed with sage, rosemary, and Italian spices.Read more ›
January 3, 2013
If you're thinking of buying aluminum because it's cheaper, think again. This stainless steel pot will last longer, be MUCH easier to clean and will not retain seafood odor, nor will aluminum leach into your food.The included basket fits like a glove (unlike my King Kooker aluminum pot, which sold the basket separately), and can also function as a steamer. The rack fits right into the basket for easy storage. I only regret that I bought the other pot first because it was cheaper, but certainly not a better value!
May 7, 2010
This is a great pot. It comes with a thermometer, triangle hook, the mount for the turkey and a tall basket for frying seafood, etc. I like it because it's sturdy stainless steel and cooked my turkey very well and evenly. No problems at all.The book says to cook no more than 18 lbs but my turkey was 20 lbs and just the right size. I wouldn't go over 20 lbs. There is also a pre-marked line on the pot that lets you know how much oil you're supposed to pour in. It's very handy and was exactly the amount needed for my 20 lb turkey, even though I did do my own measuring just to make sure.I used the pot the day before cooking to brine my turkey and it came out flavored beautiful and was very tasty. I covered the turkey with water, added 2 cups of sea salt, a few bay leaves, rosemary sprigs, fresh lemon thyme, whole peppercorns and a half cup of apple cider vinegar. I let it marinade for 4 hours. Just make sure that the turkey is thoroughly dried with paper towels before slowly placing it in the hot oil. Happy Turkey frying!!
September 4, 2013

Customer Reviews

9.5 Total Score

This is a great pot. It comes with a thermometer, triangle hook, the mount for the turkey and a tall basket for frying seafood, etc. I like it because it's sturdy stainless steel and cooked my turkey very well and evenly. No problems at all.

User Rating: 3.83 (3 votes)
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