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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    I was up all night watching late night TV, or rather, what's left
    of it, and I saw the last 15 minutes of the Butterball Indoor
    Turkey Fryer infomercial.

    It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    though.

    I'm pretty cynical and pessimistic when I watch these things (and
    when I read Usenet), and this infomercial makes every marketing
    claim in the "Infomercials for Dummies" book. In this case,
    "Dummies" refers to the audience, not the producers.

    Of course when you call, you can ask about upgrading to the "20lb
    fryer" version. But you have to call. Because the whole time they
    never tell you the price of either of the fryers being offered.

    I will bet anybody that they make up the price when you call. The
    price is dependant on how gullible you seem. It is *that*
    deceptive of a commercial.

    Cooking wise, the sheer size of the thing is prohibitive. It's
    looks to be about 19" square, and solid. Of course it also steams
    and boils, and can cook everything may ever need. It replaces
    hundreds of pots and pans, so you no longer need stove or an oven.
    That makes it all worthwhile.

    I flipped through a few other infomercials after that, but the
    Butterball fryer won the bull**** award by a large margin.
    Butterball is scum.

    -sw

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    On Sat 27 Nov 2010 07:17:25p, Sqwertz wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:[email protected]>:

    > I was up all night watching late night TV, or rather, what's left
    > of it, and I saw the last 15 minutes of the Butterball Indoor
    > Turkey Fryer infomercial.


    I saw that, too. My first thought was more fires.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    On 28 Nov 2010 00:52:11 GMT, Cheryl wrote:

    > On Sat 27 Nov 2010 07:17:25p, Sqwertz wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > <news:14xisvhzym178.dlg@sqwert[email protected]>:
    >
    >> I was up all night watching late night TV, or rather, what's left
    >> of it, and I saw the last 15 minutes of the Butterball Indoor
    >> Turkey Fryer infomercial.

    >
    > I saw that, too. My first thought was more fires.


    I didn't think it was inherently unsafe except for the fact that
    they're preying on idiots and morons in the first place. Which in
    itself makes it a safety hazard. These are the same people that
    will somehow manage to hang themselves with dental floss.

    -sw

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    > turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    > times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    > though.


    They might not be mentioning that you crush up
    the ribcage with a meat mallet to make it smaller.
    Or maybe, they expect you to debone it first.
    Or maybe, you cut it in half and fry half at
    a time.

    If it can do a 14-lb turkey, why would they not
    demonstrate that?

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:46:58 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    >> turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    >> times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    >> though.

    >
    > They might not be mentioning that you crush up
    > the ribcage with a meat mallet to make it smaller.


    Bury a lot of people, do you?

    > Or maybe, they expect you to debone it first.
    > Or maybe, you cut it in half and fry half at
    > a time.
    >
    > If it can do a 14-lb turkey, why would they not
    > demonstrate that?


    There was at least and inch and half still left in the fryer basket
    on all sides. But if you have it touching the fryer basket, that
    part is not frying correctly.

    I'm sure there was something deceptive about it. O rather,manby
    deceptive things.

    They showed wings cooked in a typical "regular" deep fryer that
    could supposedly only hold 6 wing sections at a time (never seen
    such a fryer that could only hold 6 wings). It showed those 6
    wings like they had been boiled. They were all pale like they were
    still raw.

    And then they show a pile of 20 wings done it the Butterball fryer
    that looked crispy and golden brown.

    I'm sorry, Butterball, but screw you. I'm not that stupid. You
    insult everyone with an IQ above 90 and take advantage of dumb
    people with a commercial like that. That was one of the many
    deceptive tactics in the commercial.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:29:20 -0600, Sqwertz wrote:

    > I'm sure there was something deceptive about it. O rather,manby
    > deceptive things.


    RS232 transmission error. I've reported the problem to Ventel.

    OK, so I'm using an incompatible screen/graphics driver (circa
    1997) on my 24" Viewsonic monitor. And I can't always see my
    editor correctly.

    Really!

    -Butterball Inc.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:46:58 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > > Sqwertz wrote:
    > >>
    > >> It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    > >> turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    > >> times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    > >> though.

    > >
    > > They might not be mentioning that you crush up
    > > the ribcage with a meat mallet to make it smaller.

    >
    > Bury a lot of people, do you?


    Only a few, but I do it very well.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    In article <1ru71yipwouzv$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 28 Nov 2010 00:52:11 GMT, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat 27 Nov 2010 07:17:25p, Sqwertz wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > > <news:[email protected]>:
    > >
    > >> I was up all night watching late night TV, or rather, what's left
    > >> of it, and I saw the last 15 minutes of the Butterball Indoor
    > >> Turkey Fryer infomercial.

    > >
    > > I saw that, too. My first thought was more fires.

    >
    > I didn't think it was inherently unsafe except for the fact that
    > they're preying on idiots and morons in the first place. Which in
    > itself makes it a safety hazard. These are the same people that
    > will somehow manage to hang themselves with dental floss.
    >
    > -sw


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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:04:29 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:46:58 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    >>>> turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    >>>> times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    >>>> though.
    >>>
    >>> They might not be mentioning that you crush up
    >>> the ribcage with a meat mallet to make it smaller.

    >>
    >> Bury a lot of people, do you?

    >
    > Only a few, but I do it very well.


    it's good to have some flair for things.

    your pal,
    blake

  10. #10
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: I saw the Butterball Turkey Fryer Commercial

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > It does appear as if they're using a 6-pound, maybe 7 at the most,
    > turkey or chicken in the demonstration. But they did say a couple
    > times that it supposedly fry's a 14lb turkey. I don't see how,
    > though.


    I just saw it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and it's really
    as small as it looks in the commercial. What you can't
    see is how cheaply made it is. Thin sheet metal, not
    a solid machine like a Ronco rotissiere.

    > Of course when you call, you can ask about upgrading to the "20lb
    > fryer" version. But you have to call. Because the whole time they
    > never tell you the price of either of the fryers being offered.


    At BB&B, the so-called 14 lb. machine is $149.99.

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