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Sunbeam Electric Fryer with Crock Insert
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Post# 494468   2/6/2011 at 14:45 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        

Hello everyone!
Yesterday I lucked up on a Sunbeam Vista Electric Fryer with Crock Insert.
In great shape. In Avocado. A whopping $2.00!
Unfortunately it did not have the manual and recipe book.
Thought I would take a chance here to see if anyone knows at what temp to set the dial to cook a whole chicken in the crock?
I started it about two hours ago at 260 degrees.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance!

Post# 494474 , Reply# 1   2/6/2011 at 14:52 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        
Cooking away....

Hopefully correct temp! 



Post# 494488 , Reply# 2   2/6/2011 at 15:30 (2,693 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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That is nice! I would think cooking at about 250-275 would be about right for slow cooking, 325 if you want to cook it a little faster. I usually cook whole chicken in my oven or on the grill at about 275.

Post# 494500 , Reply# 3   2/6/2011 at 16:26 (2,693 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Wow! That is one wild and crazy contraption!

Let us know how the chicken turned out!

Post# 494507 , Reply# 4   2/6/2011 at 17:28 (2,693 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Brent, although I do not remember specifically who, I do believe someone here within the last 6 to 9 months also found one of these and I believe also included the recipe booket.  Hopefully that person will see the post.  It's very rare, apparently, to find these with the crockery insert not broken. 

Post# 494509 , Reply# 5   2/6/2011 at 17:36 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the input.

Bob it was Jim (autowasherfreak) that has one.  I wrote to him but I guess he is away.

The crock insert in this one looked as though it was never used! 

I added the carrots, celery, and potatoes and ramped it up to 350 degrees for awhile.  The chicken was cooking nicely.  I just think 275 was too low.

I will let you know how it turns out. 

Smells awesome!


Post# 494510 , Reply# 6   2/6/2011 at 17:36 (2,693 days old) by appnut (TX)        
found it

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Brent, autowasherfeak got this as a house warming present from Polkanut. 

Post# 494511 , Reply# 7   2/6/2011 at 17:37 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        

Thanks Bob for checking!

You beat me to my post.


Post# 494512 , Reply# 8   2/6/2011 at 17:38 (2,693 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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You're welcome.  I knew I wasn't imagining things!!!  Jim's is harvest color. 

Post# 494514 , Reply# 9   2/6/2011 at 17:41 (2,693 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

Hey Brent, I will be happy to scan the instructions, and recipe book for you, and email them the to you.


Post# 494515 , Reply# 10   2/6/2011 at 17:50 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        
Oh my.....

Jim you are awesome!

I would love for you to when you have some free time!

I will make it up to you!


Post# 494528 , Reply# 11   2/6/2011 at 18:41 (2,693 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The books for these appear from time to time on Ebay.

Post# 494537 , Reply# 12   2/6/2011 at 19:31 (2,693 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

By the way Brent, NICE KitchenAid!

Post# 494553 , Reply# 13   2/6/2011 at 20:56 (2,693 days old) by A440 ()        
Taste better than it looks!

It was fun using this Crock!

Very simple and easy!  My style.





Post# 494613 , Reply# 14   2/7/2011 at 05:55 (2,693 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        
Thanks Bob,

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Yes, I sent a harvest gold version to Jim "Autowasherfreak". His has a black band of decoration around the outside edge of the cover. I think I paid about $3 for the one I gifted him, complete w/ booklet.

Post# 494680 , Reply# 15   2/7/2011 at 13:06 (2,692 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

Brent's manual that he bought of of eBay looks exactly like mine, right down to the color of the skillet on the front cover.  I thought if there was enough interest I would scan the book and share it will everyone here at AW.

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